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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

If it be true that a man is rich who wants nothing, a wise man is a very rich man.



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French
S’il est vrai que l’on soit riche de tout ce dont on n’a pas besoin, un homme fort riche, c’est un homme qui est sage.

German
Wenn es wahr ist, daß man reich ist, wenn man nicht viel braucht: ist ein Weiser ein sehr reicher Mann.




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If it is true that one is poor on account of all the things one wants, the ambitious and the avaricious languish in extreme poverty.

I am rich in the goods that I can do without.

The wise man is rich

He has what he desires who can limit his desires to what is enough.

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.




Quotes for: wealth


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Quotes for: wealth


Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent.
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A propensity to hope and joy is real riches: One to fear and sorrow, real poverty.
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The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
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Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
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He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
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In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
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Quotes for: sage


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Quotes for: sage


A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
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It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
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Those who live without madness are not as wise as they think.
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Even for the wise, the desire for glory is the last of all passions to be laid aside.
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A wise man will be master of his mind. A fool will be its slave.
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From the faults of another a wise man will correct his own.
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Quotes for: Man


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Quotes about man, all human beings:


No man is weak by choice.
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Man arrives a novice at every age of life.
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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.
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Man is the future of man.
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
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We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
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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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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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