Jean de La Bruyere

Jean de La Bruyere

French moralist
One should never risk a joke, even of the mildest and most unexceptional charters, except among people of culture and wit.More Jean de La Bruyere quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out of others. He who leaves your company pleased with himself and his own cleverness is perfectly well pleased with you.More Jean de La Bruyere quotes [10/22/2011 03:10:43]
A vain man finds his account in speaking good or evil of himself.More Jean de La Bruyere quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A coxcomb is one whom simpletons believe to be a man of merit.More Jean de La Bruyere quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When what you read elevates your mind and fills you with noble aspirations, look for no other rule by which to judge a book; it is good, and is the work of a master-hand.More Jean de La Bruyere quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

Quotes of the month

Walt Whitman Of all mankind the great poet is the equable man. Not in him but off from him things are grotesque or eccentric or fail of their sanity. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Will Ferrell Enjoy the little fun things - like taking your kids to school - before they're all grown up. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Max Brooks Of all the weapons discussed in this book, nothing is more important than your primary firearm. Keep it cleaned, keep it oiled, keep it loaded, keep it close. With a cool head, steady hand, and plenty of ammunition, one human is more than a match for an army of zombies. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Bob Dole I don't know how many people run for vice president and president and lose both. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Jesse Livermore It takes a man a long time to learn all the lessons of all his mistakes. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More