118 Total Quotes

Jean Bruyere Quotes

Criticism is often not a science; it is a craft, requiring more good health than wit, more hard work than talent, more habit than native genius. In the hands of a man who has read widely but lacks judgment, applied to certain subjects it can corrupt both its readers and the writer himself.
Jean Bruyere
#Critics And Criticism #Criticism

Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds - habits and novelty
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#Novelty

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.
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#French Philosopher #Fame

Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth
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#Conviction

When life is unhappy it is hard to endure, when it is happy it is terrible to think of it ending. Both amount to the same thing in the end.
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#Endure

It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues
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#Judgment

I would not like to see a person who is sober, moderate, chaste and just say that there is no God. They would speak disinterestedly at least, but such a person is not to be found.
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#God

Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.
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#Children

One must laugh before one is happy, or one may die without ever laughing at all.
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#French Philosopher

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

From time to time there appear on the face of the earth men of rare and consummate excellence, who dazzle us by their virtue, and whose outstanding qualities shed a stupendous light. Like those extraordinary stars of whose origins we are ignorant, and of whose fate, once they have vanished, we know even less, such men have neither forebears nor descendants: they are the whole of their race.
Jean Bruyere
#Excellence #Earth

There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience.
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#French Philosopher #Man

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

Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect.
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#French Philosopher #Lies And Lying

Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
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#Children

The duty of a judge is to administer justice, but his practice is to delay it
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#Delay

When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman
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#Art

It is the glory and merit of some men to write well, and of others not to write at all
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#Glory

He who tip-toes cannot stand; he who strides cannot walk.
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#Ambition

One seeks to make the loved one entirely happy, or, if that cannot be, entirely wretched.
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#French Philosopher

Modesty is to merit, as shades to figures in a picture, giving it strength and beauty
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#Beauty

There are only 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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#Birth

At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.
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#French Philosopher

Out of difficulties grow miracles.
Jean Bruyere
#French Philosopher #Difficulty