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Jean de La Bruyère

Jean de La Bruyère

Born: August 16, 1645
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 10, 1696

Occupation: Author, Essayist, and Moralist
Profile: Best known for Les Caracteres de Theophraste.

Number of Quotes: 3

The shortest and the best way to make your fortune is to let people see clearly that it is in their interests to promote yours.

We should keep silent about those in power; to speak well of them almost implies flattery; to speak ill of them while they are alive is dangerous, and when they are dead is cowardly.

Whereas logic is the art of demonstrating truth, eloquence is the gift of winning over people's hearts and minds so that you may inspire them and persuade them in whatever way you choose.

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