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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

It is boorish to live ungraciously: the giving is the hardest part what does it cost to add a smile?




Translation

Translation

(French)



French
C'est rusticité que de donner de mauvaise grâce : le plus fort et le plus pénible est de donner : que coûte-t-il d'y ajouter un sourire ?




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