The court is like a palace of marble; it's composed of people very hard and very polished.
Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
Jean De La Bruyere Quotes
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
A position of eminence makes a great person greater and a small person less.
The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth.
We see men fall from high estate on account of the very faults through which...
One must laugh before one is happy, or one may die without ever laughing at...
Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father
It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.
They that have lived a single day have lived an age.
The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear; if it is happy it...
All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry,...
Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.
Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of...
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.
A coxcomb is one whom simpletons believe to be a man of merit.
The unfaithful woman, if she is known for such by the person concerned, is only...
I would not like to see a person who is sober, moderate, chaste and just...
The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle; it suggests the idea...
A slave has but one master; an ambitious man has as many masters as there...