One mark of a second-rate mind is to be always telling stories.
Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
Jean De La Bruyere Quotes
Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within.
Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity.
When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and manly thoughts, seek...
Love and friendship exclude each other.
We see men fall from high estate on account of the very faults through which...
The court is like a palace of marble; it's composed of people very hard and...
It's motive alone that gives character to the actions of men
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.
I would not like to see a person who is sober, moderate, chaste and just...
No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no...
Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a...
There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry,...
A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought.
The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there are...
We must laugh before we are happy for fear of dying without having laughed at...
Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.
We seldom repent of speaking little, very often of speaking too much: a vulgar and...
Everybody favors free speech in the slack moments when no axes are being ground
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