Jean de la Bruyere Quotes

The noblest deeds are well enough set forth in simple language; emphasis spoils them.

There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.

A pious man is one who would be an atheist if the king were.

We come too late to say anything which has not been said already.

A bigot is a person who, under an atheist king, would be an atheist.

Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds – habits and novelty.

The sweetest music is the sound of the voice of the woman we love.

We are more sociable, and get on better with people by the heart than the intellect.

A show of a certain amount of honesty is in any profession or business the surest way of growing rich.

The pleasure of criticizing robs us of the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things.