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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 three events in a man's life; birth, life, and death; he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.

A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself.
The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle; it suggests the idea of one.
A heap of epithets is poor praise: the praise lies in the facts, and in the way of telling them.
The shortest an 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 Caracteres."
A: Characters, "Of Books," aph. 47, 1688.
N: Characters, "Of Books," aph. 13, 1688.
K: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.

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