Jean de La Bruyère , was a French essayist and moralist.
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“Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author.”
Jean de la Bruyere
“There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience.”
“Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father”
“The pleasure of criticizing robs us of the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things”
“Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth”
“One must laugh before one is happy, or one may die without ever laughing at all.”
“The giving is the hardest part; what does it cost to add a smile?”
“The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth”
“Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity”
“There are only three events in a man's life; birth, life, and death; he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live”
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