” Even the best intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them, there are some things you cannot ask an honest man to do. “


” There is not in the world so toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame, life concludes before you have so much as sketched your work. “


” The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out of others. He who leaves your company pleased with himself and his own cleverness is perfectly well pleased with you. “


” When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and manly thoughts, seek for no other test of its excellence. It is good, and made by a good workman. “


” It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to be of such character that people do not care to know whether you are or are not. “



All 5 Jean de la Bruyere Quotes about You in picture


Even the best intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them, there are some things you cannot ask an honest man to do.
There is not in the world so toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame, life concludes before you have so much as sketched your work.


The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out of others. He who leaves your company pleased with himself and his own cleverness is perfectly well pleased with you.
When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and manly thoughts, seek for no other test of its excellence. It is good, and made by a good workman.
It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to be of such character that people do not care to know whether you are or are not.
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