Jean de La Bruyere

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

Jean de La Bruyere
Jean de La Bruyere "Les Caracteres"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well, nor the judgement to hold their tongues."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Sudden love takes the longest time to be cured."

Rating: 2.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There are but three events in a man's life: birth, life and death. He is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live."

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Women run to extremes; they are either better or worse than men."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"We come too late to say anything which has not been said already."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"That man is good who does good to others; if he suffers on account of the good he does, he is very good."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author."

Rating: 4.17 (Number of Voters: 6)