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Jean de la Bruyere
1645 - 1696

Lawyer, bureaucrat, tutor, devout Catholic, author of Les Caractères de Théophraste (written and revised from 1688-1696)


Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think.

A wise man neither suffers himself to be governed, nor attempts to govern others.

1688 - from Les Caractères de Théophraste
Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment.