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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
When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and courageous feelings, seek for no other rule to judge the event by; it is good and made by a good workman.

R
To make a book is as much a trade as to make a clock; something more than intelligence is required to become an author.
A
Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.
N
There are certain things in which mediocrity is intolerable: poetry, music, painting, public eloquence. What torture it is to hear a frigid speech being pompously declaimed, or second-rate verse spoken with all a bad poet's bombast!
K
There is no business in the world so troublesome as the pursuit of fame: life is over before you have hardly begun your work.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: Characters, "Of Books," aph. 7, 1688.
K: 'Les Caractères'
   


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