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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.
There are only two ways by which to rise in this world, either by one's own industry or by the stupidity of others.

Everything has been said, and we have come too late, now that men have been living and thinking for seven thousand years and more.
It is the glory and merit of some men to write well and of others not to write at all.
Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author.
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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