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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

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




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Le sage quelquefois évite le monde, de peur d'être ennuyé.

German
Der Weise meidet zuweilen die Menschen, aus Furcht sich zu langweilen.




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There are hurricanes in human affairs, tempests of passion, when it is wise to retire to a harbor and ride it out at anchor. Remedies often make diseases worse.




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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The wise man is rich
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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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Quotes for: world


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Quotes about the world:


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
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The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.
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We admire the world through what we love.
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Let us read and let us dance—these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
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How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
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Quotes for: solitude


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Quotes about solitude:


Miss one person and the world seems empty.
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A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.
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All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
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As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
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One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude.
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I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
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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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All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
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