Jean de La Bruyère , was a French essayist and moralist.
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“Love and friendship exclude each other”
Jean de la Bruyere
“It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues”
“At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.”
“Out of difficulties grow miracles.”
“All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.”
“Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.”
“There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking”
“Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings”
“When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman”
“Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author.”
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