Jean de La Bruyere

Jean de La Bruyere

French moralist
Duty is what goes most against the grain, because in doing that we do only what we are strictly obliged to, and are seldom much praised for it.More Jean de La Bruyere quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely; a good mind thinks it writes reasonably.More Jean de La Bruyere quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is the glory and merit of some men to write well and of others not to write at all.More Jean de La Bruyere quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The most accomplished literary work would be reduced to nothing by carping criticism, if the author would listen to all critics and allow every one to erase the passage which pleases him the least.More Jean de La Bruyere quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Jean de La Bruyere quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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