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Jean de La Bruyere Quotes
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Logic is the art of making truth prevail.
When we are dead we are praised by those who survive us, though we frequently have no other merit than that of being no longer alive.
Mockery is often the result of a poverty of wit.
A man must have very eminent qualities to hold his own without being polite.
A man can deceive a woman by his sham attachment to her provided he does not have a real attachment elsewhere.
The State not seldom tolerates a comparatively great evil to keep out millions of lesser ills and inconveniences which otherwise would be inevitable and without remedy.
If poverty is the mother of all crimes, lack of intelligence is their father.
The most important things must be said simply, for they are spoiled by bombast; whereas trivial things must be described grandly, for they are supported only by aptness of expression, tone and manner.
Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.
If it be usual to be strongly impressed by things that are scarce, why are we so little impressed by virtue?
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A man keeps another's secret better than he does his own. A woman, on the other hand, keeps her own better than another's.
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Before God we are all equally wise-equally foolish.
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Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.
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Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
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A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
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