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Mediocrity
Engrave this Quote 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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-Jean De La Bruyere
Humility
Engrave this Quote A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself.
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-Jean De La Bruyere
Opera
Engrave this Quote The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle; it suggests the idea of one.
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-Jean De La Bruyere
Innovation
Engrave this Quote Everything has been said, and we have come too late, now that men have been living and thinking for seven thousand years and more.
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Patience
Engrave this Quote 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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-Jean De La Bruyere
Doctors
Engrave this Quote As long as men are liable to die and are desirous to live, a physician will be made fun of, but he will be well paid.
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Men
Engrave this Quote A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
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Power
Engrave this Quote 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.
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-Jean De La Bruyere
Praise
Engrave this Quote A heap of epithets is poor praise: the praise lies in the facts, and in the way of telling them.
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-Jean De La Bruyere
Present, the
Engrave this Quote Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present -- which seldom happens to us.
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-Jean De La Bruyere


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