Jean de La Bruyere

Jean de La Bruyere

French moralist
When a man puts on a Character he is a stranger to, there's as
much difference between what he appears, and what he is really in
himself, as there is between a VIzor and a Face.More Jean de La Bruyere quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life; cunning is a kind of instinct, that only looks out after our immediate interests and welfare. Discretion is only found in men of strong sense and good understanding; cunning is often to be met with in brutes themselves, and in persons who are but the fewest removes from them.More Jean de La Bruyere quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world.More Jean de La Bruyere quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A guilty man is punished as an example for the mob; an innocent man convicted is the business of every honest citizen.More Jean de La Bruyere quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Both as to high and low indifferently, men are prepossessed, charmed, fascinated by success; successful crimes are praised very much like virtue itself, and good fortune is not far from occupying the place of the whole cycle of virtues. It must be an atrocious act, a base and hateful deed, which success would not be able to justify.More Jean de La Bruyere quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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