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All Quotes by author - Jean de la Bruyere
" All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone. "
" A position of eminence makes a great person greater and a small person less. "
" Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property. "
" Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect. "
" Even the best intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them; there are some things you cannot ask an honest man to do. "
" He who tip-toes cannot stand; he who strides cannot walk. "
" It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men. "
" I would not like to see a person who is sober, moderate, chaste and just say that there is no God. They would speak disinterestedly at least, but such a person is not to be found. "
" Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed. "
" Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth. "
" Love and friendship exclude each other. "
Love And Friendship
" Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world. "
" Out of difficulties grow miracles. "
" The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth. "
" The first day one is a guest, the second a burden, and the third a pest. "
" The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that the surest sign of death in a sick person is their desire for reconciliation. "
" The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things. "
" There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking. "
" There are only three events in a man's life; birth, life, and death; he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live. "
" The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education. "
" There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience. "
" The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love. "
" Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker. "
" Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings. "
" When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and manly thoughts, seek for no other test of its excellence. It is good, and made by a good workman. "
" When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman. "
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