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Jean de La Bruyere

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Biography : French philosopher and moralist.
Born: 1645 - Died: 1696
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: France
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We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed."
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If it be true that a man is rich who wants nothing, a wise man is a very rich man."
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We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together."
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All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone."
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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us."
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The wise man sometimes flees from society from fear of being bored."
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All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone."
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Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker."
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Love and friendship exclude each other."
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Man has but three events in his life: to be born, to live, and to die. He is not conscious of his birth, he suffers at his death and he forgets to live."
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If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction."
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Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates."
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They that have lived a single day have lived an age."
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Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth."
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There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking."
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It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men."
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We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all."
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Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank."
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We should keep silent about those in power to speak well of them almost implies flattery to speak ill of them while they are alive is dangerous, and when they are dead is cowardly."
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The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that the surest sign of death in a sick person is their desire for reconciliation."
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