Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.
Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
Jean De La Bruyere Quotes
Nothing more clearly shows how little God esteems his gift to men of wealth, money,...
We seldom repent of speaking little, very often of speaking too much: a vulgar and...
If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction.
The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
As favor and riches forsake a man, we discover in him the foolishness they concealed,...
Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.
Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth.
Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your...
Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity
Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds - habits and novelty
Children have neither past nor future; they enjoy the present, which very few of us...
When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do...
Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its...
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry,...
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
One mark of a second-rate mind is to be always telling stories.
The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education.
The court is like a palace of marble; it's composed of people very hard and...