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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

If it be true that a man is rich who wants nothing, a wise man is a very rich man.
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères



Note  

Note




Source: Les Caractères:

Wikisource - La Bruyère - Les Caractères, Flammarion, 1880 (fr)




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


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.”
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères

German
Wenn es wahr ist, daß man reich ist, wenn man nicht viel braucht: ist ein Weiser ein sehr reicher Mann.”
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères




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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.”
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères

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I am rich in the goods that I can do without.”
Louis Vigée - Poésies

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The wise man is rich”
Quintus Horatius Flaccus

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He has what he desires who can limit his desires to what is enough.”
Publilius Syrus - Sentences

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

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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.”
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the Woods




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Quotes for: wealth:



Quotes for: wealth

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The greatest wealth is to live content with little.”
Plato
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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.”
Epictetus
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Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent.”
Nicolas Chamfort
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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.”
Aristotle
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The contempt of riches in philosophers was only a hidden desire to avenge their merit upon the injustice of fortune, by despising the very goods of which fortune had deprived them; it was a secret to guard themselves against the degradation of poverty, it was a back way by which to arrive at that distinction which they could not gain by riches.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Virtue does not come from wealth, but wealth comes from virtue.”
Plato - Apology of Socrates
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Quotes for: sage:



Quotes for: sage

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A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”
Francis Bacon
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It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Those who live without madness are not as wise as they think.”
François de La Rochefoucauld
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Even for the wise, the desire for glory is the last of all passions to be laid aside.”
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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A wise man will be master of his mind. A fool will be its slave.”
Publilius Syrus
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From the faults of another a wise man will correct his own.”
Publilius Syrus - Sentences
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Quotes about man, all human beings:



Quotes for: Man

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Man arrives a novice at every age of life.”
Nicolas Chamfort - Maximes et pensées
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Man is the future of man.”
Francis Ponge
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No man is weak by choice.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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We build too many walls and not enough bridges.”
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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.”
Albert Camus - Chroniques
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Jean de La Bruyere also said...


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Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.”
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères
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We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.”
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères
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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.”
Jean de La Bruyere
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We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together.”
Jean de La Bruyere
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The wise man sometimes flees from society from fear of being bored.”
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères
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All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.”
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