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Jean de La Bruyere

Quote of Jean de La Bruyere - We should laugh before being happy...


Biography - Jean de La Bruyere:

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

We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.



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Translation

Translation

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French
Il faut rire avant que d'être heureux, de peur de mourir sans avoir ri.

German
Man muß lachen, bevor man glücklich ist, weil man sonst sterben könnte, ohne gelacht zu haben.




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I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.

Later it will be too late. Our life is now.




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Quotes for: to die


I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.
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While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
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To achieve great things, we must live as though we were never going to die.
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The thought of death betrays us, for it makes us forget to live.
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Philosophize is to learn how to die.
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Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
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Quotes for: happiness


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Quotes about happiness:


A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.
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Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.
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Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
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Quotes for: laughter


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Quotes for: laughter


The most completely lost of all days is that on which one has not laughed.
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A day without laughter is a day wasted.
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It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
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The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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To laugh is proper to man.
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Earth laughs in flowers.
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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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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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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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