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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 regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education.




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Quotes for: education


Quotes

Quotes about education:


Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of the fire.





It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.





Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself.





Education is another sun to those who are educated.





The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.





All rules for study are summed up in this one: learn only in order to create.











Quotes for: society


Quotes

Quotes for: society


Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.





The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.





Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.





Article V – The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society. Anything which is not forbidden by the law cannot be impeded, and no one can be constrained to do what it does not order.





Article XV – The society has the right of requesting account from any public agent of its administration.





Article XVI – Any society in which the guarantee of rights is not assured, nor the separation of powers determined, has no Constitution.











Quotes for: Individual


Quotes

Quotes for: Individual


Harmony between two individuals is never granted - it has to be conquered indefinitely.





Article III – The principle of any sovereignty resides essentially in the Nation. No body, no individual can exert authority which does not emanate expressly from it.





when we say that a man is responsible for himself, we do not only mean that he is responsible for his own individuality, but that he is responsible for all men.





In the society, where people are just parts in a larger machine, individuals are unable to develop fully.





Society exists only as a mental concept in the real world there are only individuals.





All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.











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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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