Jean de la Bruyere Quotes


"When we are young we lay up for old age; when we are old we save for death."

Jean de la Bruyere

"Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker."

Jean de la Bruyere

"A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought."

Jean de la Bruyere

"Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness."

Jean de la Bruyere

"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."

Jean de la Bruyere

"Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates."

Jean de la Bruyere

"Don't wait to be happy to laugh, You may die and never have laughed."

Jean de la Bruyere

"It is difficult for a proud man ever to forgive a person who has found him at fault, and who has good grounds for complaining of him; his pride is not assuaged till he has regained the advantages he lost and put the other person in the wrong."

Jean de la Bruyere

"A person's worth in this world is estimated according to the value he puts on himself."

Jean de la Bruyere

"Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds - habits and novelty."

Jean de la Bruyere

"Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth."

Jean de la Bruyere

"Some men promise to keep your secret and yet reveal it without knowing they are doing so; they do not wag their lips, and yet they are understood; it is read on their brow and in their eyes; it is seen through their breast; they are transparent."

Jean de la Bruyere

"Every man is valued in this world as he shows by his conduct that he wishes to be valued."

Jean de la Bruyere

"It is in vain to ridicule a rich fool, for the laughers will be on his side."

Jean de la Bruyere

"If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction."

Jean de la Bruyere

"Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect."

Jean de la Bruyere

"Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity."

Jean de la Bruyere

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