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JEAN DE LA BRUYERE
French philosopher, moralist and writer
(1645 - 1696)
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Extremes are faulty and proceed from men: compensation is just, and proceeds from God.
      - The Characters or Manners of the Present Age
         (ch. XVII) [Extremes]

Great things astonish us, and small dishearten us. Custom makes both familiar.
      - The Characters or Manners of the Present Age
         (vol. II, ch. I, On Judgments) [Custom]

If Poverty is the Mother of Crimes, want of Sense is the Father.
      - The Characters or Manners of the Present Age
         (vol. II, ch. II) [Sense]

Incivility is not a Vice of the Soul, but the effect of several Vices; of Vanity, Ignorance of Duty, Laziness, Stupidity, Distraction, Contempt of others, and Jealousy.
      - The Characters or Manners of the Present Age
         (vol. II, ch. XI) [Character]

Intelligence is to genius as the whole is in proportion to its part.
  [Fr., Entre esprit et talent il y a la proportion du tout a sa partie.]
      - The Characters or Manners of the Present Age--Opinions
        [Genius]


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