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Jean de LaBruyere
(1645-1696) born on
Aug 16
French philosopher, writer. The Theophrastus of France wrote social satire on characters of Theophraste, 1688.
         
   
F
There are only two ways by which to rise in this world, either by one's own industry or by the stupidity of others.

R
Everything has been said, and we have come too late, now that men have been living and thinking for seven thousand years and more.
A
It is the glory and merit of some men to write well and of others not to write at all.
N
Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author.
K
The shortest and best way to make your fortune is to let people see clearly that it is in their interests to promote yours.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Les Characteres," 1688.
R: Characters, "Of Books," aph. 1, 1688.
A: In "Quotations of Wit and Wisdom," ed. & John W. Garder et al., 1975.
N: Characters, "Of Books," aph. 3, 1688.
K: "Les Caracteres," 1688.
   


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