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Jean de La Bruyere Quotes
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As favour and riches forsake a man, we discover in him the foolishness they concealed, and which no one perceived before.
There are certain people who so ardently and passionately desire a thing, that from dread of losing it they leave nothing undone to make them lose it.
As long as men are liable to die and are desirous to live, a physician will be made fun of, but he will be well paid.
Profound ignorance makes a man dogmatic. The man who knows nothing thinks he is teaching others what he has just learned himself; the man who knows a great deal can't imagine that what he is saying is not common knowledge, and speaks more indifferently.
Men fall from great fortune because of the same shortcomings that led to their rise.
There is no business in this world so troublesome as the pursuit of fame: life is over before you have hardly begun your work.
There exists scarcely any man so accomplished, or so necessary to his own family, but he has some failing which will diminish their regret at his loss.
It is a great misfortune not to possess sufficient wit to speak well, nor sufficient judgment to keep silent.
Hatred is so lasting and stubborn, that reconciliation on a sickbed certainly forebodes death.
A show of a certain amount of honesty is in any profession or business the surest way of growing rich.
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