Jean de la Bruyère Quotations

Jean de la Bruyere

A man is more faithful and true to another person's secret than his own; a woman, on the contrary, keeps her own secret better than another person's.

As long as men are liable to die and are desirous to live, a physician will be made fun of, but he will be well paid.

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.

Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity.

The great despise men of genius who have nothing but genius; men of genius despise the great who have nothing but greatness.

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.

To endeavor to forget anyone is a certain way of thinking of nothing else.