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 Jean Bruyere - “Between genius and talent there is the proportion of the whole to its part”
 Jean Bruyere - “There are only two ways of getting on in the world either by one's own industry, or by the stupidity of others”
 Jean Bruyere - “The punishment of a criminal is an example to the rabble but every decent man is concerned if an innocent person is condemned.”
 Jean Bruyere - “Jesting is often only indigence of intellect”
 Jean Bruyere - “It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues”
 Jean Bruyere - “It is a great misfortune not to possess sufficient wit to speak well, nor sufficient judgment to keep silent”
 Jean Bruyere - “We come too late to say anything which has not been said already”
 Jean Bruyere - “We are valued in this world at the rate we desire to be valued.”
 Jean Bruyere - “A man can keep a secret better than his own. A woman her own better than others.”
 Jean Bruyere - “Mockery is often the result of a poverty of wit.”
 Jean Bruyere - “If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear if it is happy it is horrible to lose, So the one is pretty equal to the other.”
 Jean Bruyere - “A position of eminence makes a great person greater and a small person less.”
 Jean Bruyere - “False greatness is unsociable and remote conscious of its own frailty, it hides, or at least averts its face, and reveals itself only enough to create an illusion and not be recognized as the meanness that it really is. True greatness is free, kind, familiar and popular it lets itself be touched and handled, it loses nothing by being seen at close quarters the better one knows it, the more one admires it.”
 Jean Bruyere - “I would not like to see a person who is sober, moderate, chaste and just say that there is no God. They would speak disinterestedly at least, but such a person is not to be found.”
 Jean de la Bruyere - “Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world.”
 Jean de la Bruyere - “Love and friendship exclude each other.”
 Jean de la Bruyere - “It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues.”
 Jean de la Bruyere - “Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.”
 Jean de la Bruyere - “A man can keep another's secret better than his own. A woman her own better than others.”
 Jean de la Bruyere - “We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all.”
 Jean de la Bruyere - “We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.”
 Jean de la Bruyere - “This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.”
 Jean de la Bruyere - “One mark of a second-rate mind is to be always telling stories.”
 Jean Bruyere - “Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.”
 Jean Bruyere - “To be among people one loves, that's sufficient to dream, to speak to them, to be silent among them, to think of indifferent things but among them, everything is equal.”

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