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Jean de La Bruyere Quotes
Brief author info: Jean de La Bruyere (1812-1889) English poet.
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A man keeps another's secret better than he does his own. A woman, on the other hand, keeps her own better than another's.
It is because of men that women dislike one another.
There are two ways of rising in the world, either by your own industry or by the folly of others.
One must laugh before one is happy or one may die without ever having laughed at all.
Love seizes us suddenly, without giving warning, and our disposition or our weakness favors the surprise; one look, one glance, from the fair fixes and determines us.
A man has made great progress in cunning when he does not seem too clever to others.
Women become attached to men by the favors they grant them; men are cured by these same favors.
A slave has but one master; an ambitious man has as many masters as there are people who may be useful in bettering his position.
There is as much trickery required to grow rich by a stupid book as there is folly in buying it.
The success of conversation consists less in being witty than in bringing out wit in others; the man who leaves after talking with you, pleased with himself and his own wit, is perfectly pleased with you.
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There are times when even the greatest tactician in diplomatic cunning is outclassed in his own game. It is then that he discovers that all that he thought he had gained is but loss, and that what is left of national honor and dignity is but the shadow of an illustrious past that is gone forever, or of a potentially great future that will never come.
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If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
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Never have a companion who casts you in the shade.
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Everyone is a moon and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
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It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
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