Jean de la Bruyere Quotes

Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present-- which seldom happens to us.
Nothing more clearly show how little God esteems his gift to men of wealth, money, position and other wordly goods, than the way he distributes these, and the sort of men who are most amply provided with them.
That man is good who does good to others if he suffers on account of the good he does, he is very good if he suffers at the hands of those to whom he has done good, then his goodness is so great that it could be enhanced only by greater sufferings and if he should die at their hands, his virtue can go no further it is heroic, it is perfect.
There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience.
No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no cause to miss him less.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.
Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.
Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.
Don't wait to be happy to laugh... You may die and never have laughed
There are only 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.
There are only two ways by which to rise in this world, either by one's own industry or by the stupidity of others.
Discourtesy does not spring merely from one bad quality, but from several--from foolish vanity, from ignorance of what is due to others, from indolence, from stupidity, from distraction of thought, from contempt of others, from jealousy.
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