Jean De La Bruyère

(1645-1696 / Paris)

Jean De La Bruyère Quotes

  • ''Grief that is dazed and speechless is out of fashion: the modern woman mourns her husband loudly and tells you the whole story of his death, which distresses her so much that she forgets not the slightest detail about it.''
    Jean De La Bruyère (1645-1696), French writer, moralist. "Of Women," aph. 79, Characters (1688).
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  • ''As favor and riches forsake a man, we discover in him the foolishness they concealed, and which no one perceived before.''
    Jean De La Bruyère (1645-1696), French writer, moralist. "Of Worldly Goods," aph. 4, Characters (1688).
  • ''There are only two ways of getting on in the world: by one's own industry, or by the stupidity of others.''
    Jean De La Bruyère (1645-1696), French writer, moralist. "Of Worldly Goods," aph. 52, Characters (1688).

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