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 :: 1645-1696, French Writer

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A person's worth in this world is estimated according to the value they put on themselves.
~ Jean De La Bruyere - [Self-esteem]

 

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We are valued in this world at the rate we desire to be valued.
~ Jean De La Bruyere - [Self-esteem]

 

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Outward simplicity befits ordinary men, like a garment made to measure for them; but it serves as an adornment to those who have filled their lives with great deeds: they might be compared to some beauty carelessly dressed and thereby all the more attractive.
~ Jean De La Bruyere - [Simplicity]

 

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This great misfortune -- to be incapable of solitude.
~ Jean De La Bruyere - [Solitude]

 

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One mark of a second-rate mind is to be always telling stories.
~ Jean De La Bruyere - [Story and Story-Telling]

 

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Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect.
~ Jean De La Bruyere - [Taste]

 

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Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker
~ Jean De La Bruyere - [Time and Time Management]

 

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All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
~ Jean De La Bruyere - [Unhappiness]

 

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The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.
~ Jean De La Bruyere - [Voice]

 

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There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience.
~ Jean De La Bruyere - [Patience]

 

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As long as men are liable to die and are desirous to live, a physician will be made fun of, but he will be well paid.
~ Jean De La Bruyere - [Physicians]

 

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We should keep silent about those in power; to speak well of them almost implies flattery; to speak ill of them while they are alive is dangerous, and when they are dead is cowardly.
~ Jean De La Bruyere - [Power]

 

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A heap of epithets is poor praise: the praise lies in the facts, and in the way of telling them.
~ Jean De La Bruyere - [Praise]

 

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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 - [Present]

 

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Lofty posts make great men greater still, and small men much smaller.
~ Jean De La Bruyere - [Public Office]

 

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Nothing more clearly shows how little God esteems his gift to men of wealth, money, position and other worldly goods, than the way he distributes these, and the sort of men who are most amply provided with them.
~ Jean De La Bruyere - [Riches]

 

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Mockery is often the result of a poverty of wit.
~ Jean De La Bruyere - [Ridicule]

 

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A man can keep a secret better than his own. A woman her own better than others.
~ Jean De La Bruyere - [Secrets]

 

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Jesting is often only indigence of intellect.
~ Jean De La Bruyere - [Jest]

 

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We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.
~ Jean De La Bruyere - [Laughter]

 

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