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JEAN DE LA BRUYERE QUOTES


Jean de la Bruyere
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner. 

Jean de la Bruyere
A heap of epithets is poor praise: the praise lies in the facts, and in the way of telling them.

Jean de la Bruyere
A man in health questions whether there is a God, and he also doubts whether it be a sin to have intercourse with a woman, who is at liberty to refuse ; but when he falls ill, or when his mistress is with child, she is discarded, and he believes in God.

Jean de la Bruyere
A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune, and favor cannot satisfy him.

Jean de la Bruyere
All kinds of music are not suited to praise God and to be heard in the sanctuary ; all methods of philosophy are not fit for discoursing worthily of God, His power, the principles of His operations, and His mysteries.

Jean de la Bruyere
All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone. 

Jean de la Bruyere
As favor and riches forsake a man, we discover in him the foolishness they concealed, and which no one perceived before.

Jean de la Bruyere
Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect.

Jean de la Bruyere
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.

Jean de la Bruyere
Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates

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