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



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Translation

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(French)



French
S'il est vrai que l'on soit pauvre par toutes les choses que l'on désire, l'ambitieux et l'avare languissent dans une extrême pauvreté.




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

The miser is as much in want of that which he has, as of that which he has not.

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

Who lives content with little possesses everything.




Quotes for: poverty


Quotes

Quotes about poverty:


Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.





Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent.





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.





Abundance makes me poor.





A propensity to hope and joy is real riches: One to fear and sorrow, real poverty.





Another cause of our poverty lies in our new needs.











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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