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Jean De La Bruyere

There are certain things in which mediocrity is intolerable: poetry, music, painting, public eloquence. What torture it is to hear a frigid speech being pompously declaimed, or second-rate verse spoken with all a bad poet's bombast!
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There are but three events in a man's life: birth, life, and death. He is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.
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The first day one is a guest, the second a burden, and the third a pest.
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The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.
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The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortunes.
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The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.
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The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
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Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author.
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French philosopher, 1645 - 96

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