Jean de la Bruyere Quotes

Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father.

The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth.

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.

When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and courageous feelings, seek for no other rule to judge the event by; it is good and made by a good workman.

There is as much trickery required to grow rich by a stupid book as there is folly in buying it.

Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity.

A bachelor’s life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.

A sanctimonious man is one who under an atheist king would be atheist.

Every man is valued in this world as he shows by his conduct that he wishes to be valued.

A slave has but one master; an ambitious man has as many masters as there are people who may be useful in bettering his position.