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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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Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.
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We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.
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We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.




If it be true that a man is rich who wants nothing, a wise man is a very rich man.
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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 of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
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All is said, we have come too late; for more than seven thousand years there have been men, thinking.
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Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.
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Among all the different expressions which may render one of our thoughts, only one is the right one.
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Jesting is often only indigence of intellect.
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Great things only require to be simply told.
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If it is true that one is poor on account of all the things one wants, the ambitious and the avaricious languish in extreme poverty.
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It is boorish to live ungraciously: the giving is the hardest part what does it cost to add a smile?
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