Man has but three events in his life: to be born, to live, and to die. He is not conscious of his birth, he suffers at his death and he forgets to live.
Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
Jean De La Bruyere Quotes
We see men fall from high estate on account of the very faults through which...
It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor...
The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle; it suggests the idea...
Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds - habits and novelty
The pleasure of criticizing robs us of the pleasure of being moved by some very...
A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely; a good mind thinks it writes reasonably
Making books is a skilled trade, like making clocks.
Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity
Nothing more clearly shows how little God esteems his gift to men of wealth, money,...
One seeks to make the loved one entirely happy, or, if that cannot be, entirely...
Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.
It's motive alone that gives character to the actions of men
They that have lived a single day have lived an age.
We hope to grow old, and we dread old age; that is to say, we...
The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth.
Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a...
The court is like a palace of marble; it's composed of people very hard and...
He who tip-toes cannot stand; he who strides cannot walk.
Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your...
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.