There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.
Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
Jean De La Bruyere Quotes
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
There are only three events in a man's life; birth, life, and death; he is...
Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth
Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.
Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father
A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely; a good mind thinks it writes reasonably
I would not like to see a person who is sober, moderate, chaste and just...
A coxcomb is one whom simpletons believe to be a man of merit.
One mark of a second-rate mind is to be always telling stories.
A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest...
The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
Hatred is so lasting and stubborn, that reconciliation on a sickbed certainly forebodes death
Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within.
Nothing more clearly shows how little God esteems his gift to men of wealth, money,...
Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds - habits and novelty
If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction.
When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do...
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom...
Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father.
Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its...