I would not like to see a person who is sober, moderate, chaste and just say that there is no God. They would speak disinterestedly at least, but such a person is not to be found.
Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
Jean De La Bruyere Quotes
Hatred is so lasting and stubborn, that reconciliation on a sickbed certainly forebodes death
Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds - habits and novelty
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom...
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
Children have neither past nor future; they enjoy the present, which very few of us...
When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and courageous feelings, seek...
Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.
We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel...
A slave has but one master; an ambitious man has as many masters as there...
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
Even the best intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them; there are...
All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely; a good mind thinks it writes reasonably
Making books is a skilled trade, like making clocks.
We hope to grow old, and we dread old age; that is to say, we...
Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.
This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.
Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity.
A pious man is one who would be an atheist if the king were.