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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

Quote

It is boorish to live ungraciously: the giving is the hardest part what does it cost to add a smile?
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères




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 ?”
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères




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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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The wise man sometimes flees from society from fear of being bored.”
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