It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues.
Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
Jean De La Bruyere Quotes
There are certain things in which mediocrity is intolerable: poetry, music, painting, public eloquence. What...
A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought.
They that have lived a single day have lived an age.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Love and friendship exclude each other
Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father
The duty of a judge is to administer justice, but his practice is to delay...
Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker.
It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.
We must laugh before we are happy for fear of dying without having laughed at...
The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth
If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction.
Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native...
When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and courageous feelings, seek...
A pious man is one who would be an atheist if the king were.
Making books is a skilled trade, like making clocks.
To limit the press is to insult a nation ; to prohibit reading of certain...
If a man writes a book, let him set down only what he knows. I...
As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.