Jean de la Bruyere

Jean de La Bruyère (French: [ʒɑ̃ də la bʁyjɛʁ]; 16 August 1645 – 11 May 1696) was a French philosopher and moralist.

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Jean de la Bruyere Quotes

Jean de la Bruyere #Age

They that have lived a single day have lived an age.
Jean de la Bruyere #Alone #Men

All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
Jean de la Bruyere #Alone

At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.
Jean de la Bruyere #Alone

It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.
Jean de la Bruyere #Alone

We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together.
Jean de la Bruyere #Death

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.
Jean de la Bruyere #Education #Society

The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education.
Jean de la Bruyere #Fear

We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.
Jean de la Bruyere #Fear #Society

The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
Jean de la Bruyere #Friendship

Love and friendship exclude each other.
Jean de la Bruyere #Future

Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
Jean de la Bruyere #Love

The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.
Jean de la Bruyere #Marriage

Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.
Jean de la Bruyere #Men #Sad

It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues.
Jean de la Bruyere #Power

We should keep silent about those in power to speak well of them almost implies flattery to speak ill of them while they are alive is dangerous, and when they are dead is cowardly.
Jean de la Bruyere #Future

Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.
Jean de la Bruyere #Smile

It is boorish to live ungraciously: the giving is the hardest part what does it cost to add a smile?
Jean de la Bruyere #Alone #Love

We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Jean de la Bruyere #Death

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.
Jean de la Bruyere #Health #Legal

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.
Jean de la Bruyere #Friendship

Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker.
Jean de la Bruyere #Happiness

Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.
Jean de la Bruyere #Alone

All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
Jean de la Bruyere #Time

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.
Jean de la Bruyere #Truth

Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth.