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Jean De La Bruyere

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Love lessens a woman's delicacy and increases a man's.
LA BRUYERE
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which strengthens with the setting sun of life.
JEAN DE LA LA FONTAINE
All roads lead to Rome, but our antagonists think we should choose different paths. [Fr., Tous ch...
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
One returns to the place one came from.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
By the work one knows the workmen.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
In my end is my beginning.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
A fly sat on the chariot wheel And said "what a dust I raise."
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
No flowery road leads to glory. [Fr., Aucun chemin de fleurs ne conduit a la gloire.]
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
'Tis thus we heed no instincts but our own, Believe no evil, till the evil's done. [Fr., Nous ...
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
We ought never to scoff at the wretched, for who can be sure of continued happiness? [Fr., Il ne ...
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
In short, Luck's always to blame.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
A hungry stomach cannot hear.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
Often we find our own destiny on the same roads that we have been avoiding.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
Not to be able to bear with all bad-tempered people with whom the world is crowded, shows that a man...
JEAN DE LA BRUYèRE
Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.
JEAN DE LA BRUYèRE
The pleasure of criticizing takes away from us the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things.
JEAN DE LA BRUYèRE
In this world we must help one another.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
This fellow did not see further than his own nose.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
We believe no evil till the evil's done
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
In all matters one must consider the end.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
The ant is no lender; that is the least of her faults.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
Never sell the bear's skin before one has killed the beast.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
Beware so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
Let us not be so difficult; the most accommodating are the cleverest.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
Help thyself and Heaven will help thee
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a TO DO List every day, keep it visible, and use ...
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
Patience and passage of time do more than strength and fury.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
The strongest passion is fear
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver. [Fr., Car c'est double plaisir de tromper le trompe...
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
Such a great misfortune, not to be able to be alone.
JEAN DE LA BRUYèRE
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
One often has need of one, inferior to himself.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
Patience and passage of time do more than strength and fury.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
He is very foolish who aims at satisfying all the world and his father. [Fr., Est bien fou du cer...
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
The reasoning of the strongest is always the best. [Fr., La raison du plus fort est toujours la me...
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
Imitators are a slavish herd and fools in my opinion. [Fr., C'est un betail servile et sot a mon a...
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no...
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it; nothing is commoner than the name, no...
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE