Jean De La Bruyère Quotes

Jean De La Bruyère Quotes

The pleasure of criticizing takes away from us the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things.

If some persons died and others did not die death would indeed be a terrible affliction.

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.

Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.

[Il ne manque cependant à l'oisiveté du sage qu'un meilleur nom, et que méditer, parler, lire, et être tranquille s'appelât travailler.]

There is, however, nothing wanting to the idleness of a philosopher but a better name, and that meditation, conversation, and reading should be called “work”.

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