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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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The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.




Quotes for: to give


Quotes

Quotes for: to give


To have and not to give is in some cases worse than stealing.





A smile costs less than electricity, but gives much light.





Love is the desire to give, not to receive, something.





You can always - always - give something, even if it's a simple act of kindness!





Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.





Few people ask from books what books can give us.











Quotes for: smile


Quotes

Quotes for: smile


A smile is often the most essential thing. One is repaid by a smile. One is rewarded by a smile. One is animated by a smile.





A smile costs less than electricity, but gives much light.





Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms.





Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.





Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter.





One may smile, and smile, be a villain.







Quotes

Jean de La Bruyere also said...


Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.





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.





Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.





We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together.





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












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