Jean de La Bruyère , was a French essayist and moralist.
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“A man can keep a secret better than his own. A woman her own better than others.”
Jean de la Bruyere
“Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world”
“Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within.”
“If you wish to be held in esteem, you must associate only with those who are esteemable”
“Everything has been said, and we are more than seven thousand years of human thought too late”
“The punishment of a criminal is an example to the rabble; but every decent man is concerned if an innocent person is condemned.”
“Liberality lies less in giving liberally than in the timeliness of the gift.”
“There are three stages in a person's life, birth, their life and death. They are not conscious of birth submit to death and forget to live.”
“There are only two ways by which to rise in this world, either by one's own industry or by the stupidity of others.”
“Making books is a skilled trade, like making clocks.”
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