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Jean de la Bruyere



    We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.

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    Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.

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    The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.

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    The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education.

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    From time to time there appear on the face of the earth men of rare and consummate excellence, who dazzle us by their virtue, and whose outstanding qualities shed a stupendous light. Like those extraordinary stars of whose origins we are ignorant, and of whose fate, once they have vanished, we know even less, such men have neither forebears nor descendants: they are the whole of their race.

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    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

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    It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.

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    Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker

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    There is nothing of which men are so fond, and withal so careless, as life

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    It is the glory and merit of some men to write well, and of others not to write at all

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    The majority of men devote the greater part of their lives to making their remaining years unhappy.

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    We see men fall from high estate on account of the very faults through which they attained it

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    Outward simplicity befits ordinary men, like a garment made to measure for them; but it serves as an adornment to those who have filled their lives with great deeds: they might be compared to some beauty carelessly dressed and thereby all the more attractive.

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    Everything has been said, and we have come too late, now that men have been living and thinking for seven thousand years and more.

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    Even the best intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them; there are some things you cannot ask an honest ma to do.

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