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Quotations by author » Jean de la Bruyere
French satiric moralist, 1645-1696
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"There are few finer excesses in the world than an excess of gratitude."
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'There is a report that Piso is dead; it is a great loss; he was an honest man, who deserved to live longer; he was intelligent and agreeable, resolute and courageous, to be depended upon, generous and faithful.' Add: 'provided he is really dead'.
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A bigot is a person who, under an atheist king, would be an atheist
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A coxcomb is one whom simpletons believe to be a man of merit.
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A heap of epithets is poor praise: the praise lies in the facts, and in the way of telling them
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A man can keep a secret better than his own. A woman her own better than others.
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A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought.
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A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely; a good mind thinks it writes reasonably
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A person's worth in this world is estimated according to the value they put on themselves.
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A pious man is one who would be an atheist if the king were.
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A position of eminence makes a great person greater and a small person less.
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A sanctimonious man is one who under an atheist king would be atheist
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A show of a certain amount of honesty is in any profession or business the surest way of growing rich
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A slave has but one master; an ambitious man has as many masters as there are people who may be useful in bettering his position.
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A strict observer is one who would be an atheist under an atheistic king.
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A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself
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All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
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All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
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As favor and riches forsake a man, we discover in him the foolishness they concealed, and which no one perceived before.
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As long as men are liable to die and are desirous to live, a physician will be made fun of, but he will be well paid
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