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Jean de La Bruyere

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Biography - Jean de La Bruyere:

French philosopher and moralist.
Born: 1645 - Died: 1696
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: France
France

All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Tout notre mal vient de ne pouvoir être seuls.

German
All unser Ungemach kommt von unserer Unfähigkeit, allein zu sein.




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All man's misfortune consists in this one thing, his inability to remain quietly in one room.




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A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.
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As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
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The wise man sometimes flees from society from fear of being bored.
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One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude.
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I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
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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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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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We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together.
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