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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 some extraordinary fathers who seem, during the whole course of their lives, to be giving their children reasons for being consoled at their death.

The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
The exact opposite of what is generally believed is often the truth.
A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely; a good mind thinks it writes reasonably.
There are but two ways of rising in the world: either by one's own industry or profiting by the foolishness of others.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: 'Les Caractères'
R: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
A: 'Les Caractères'
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: Of Worldly Goods/ 1688

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