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

R
The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
A
The exact opposite of what is generally believed is often the truth.
N
A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely; a good mind thinks it writes reasonably.
K
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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