Anul aparitiei: Caracterele 2 vol. Stoc anticariat ce trebuie reconfirmat. Adauga in cos. La Bruyere. Caracterele 2 vol. Editura: Pentru Literatura Universala. La Bruyere în Caracterele. grosolănie, totuşi o femeie se uită pururi la un bărbat ca la un bărbat şi, la rândul său, un bărbat se uită la o femeie ca la o femeie. The Project Gutenberg EBook of Les caractères, by Jean de la Bruyère This Quelquefois aussi il sait feindre le caractère le plus conforme aux vues qu’il a et.

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It is possible to enjoy some people’s confidence, and yet not their caracterfle ; he who possesses these needs no trusting, no confidence ; everything is open to him.

I cannot understand how people, who appear to me the very reverse of intelligent, sensible, or experienced, and without any knowledge of mankind, or any study of religion and morality, can presume that Heaven, at the present time, should renew the marvels of an apos- 70 OF WOMEN.

A man who is passionately in love neglects friend- ship, and one whose whole feelings are for friendship has none to give to cadacterele. I have heard some people say they should like to be a girl, and a handsome girl, too, from thirteen to two- and-twenty, and after that age again to become a man. It is our duty to labour in order to make ourselves worthy of filling some office: Moliere felt a somewhat similar bitterness ; at least in the dedication of les Fdcheux he says carcterele Louis XIV.

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This article has multiple issues. Not but that a man is sometimes to be forgiven who, on account of his splendid retinue, his rich clothes, and his magnificent carriage, thinks himself of more noble descent and more intelligent than he really is ; for he sees this opinion expressed on the countenances and in the eyes of those who speak to him. I cannot help admiring and being amazed on beholding some people who shall be name- less ; I open my eyes wide when I see them ; I gaze on them ; they speak and Bryere listen ; then I inquire, and am told certain things, which I do not forget.

TDURE friendship is something which men of an inferior intellect can never taste.

An intelligent man, of a simple and straight- forward character, may fall into some snare, for he does not think that anybody would spread one for him or select him in order to deceive him. Some women have endeavoured to conceal their conduct under a modest exterior ; but the most any one of them has obtained by the closest and most constant dissimulation has been to have it said, ” One would have taken her for a Vestal virgin.


Colbert induced some Dutch and Flemish weavers to settle in France, where they made a cloth called Toile Colbertine, of which Moliere wore a doublet as the Marquis in les Facheux. Lcnginus him- self says that anything which leaves us food for thought, which almost carries us away, and of which the remembrance is lasting, is subiime.

Compare the saying of Mascarille in Moliere’s I,es Pricieuses ridicules: Among the Romans a lawyer was brave and a soldier learned ; a Roman was a soldier and a lawyer, Indeed, I should laugh at a man who would seriously imitate my tone of voice, or endeavour to be like me in the face.

Sudden love takes the longest time to be cured. To give is to act; we do not suffer any pains by our liberality, nor by yielding to the importunity or necessity of postulants, The fifth edition contained characters, the sixththe seventhand the eighth Is she more obhging to her husband, kinder to her servants, more careful of her family and her household, more zealous and sincere for her friends? He who excels in his art, so as to carry it to the utmost height of perfection, goes in some measure beyond it, and becomes the equal of whatever is most noble and most transcendental: To how many girls has a great beauty been of no other use but to make them expect a large fortune!

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A weak woman is one who is blamed for a fault for which she blames herself; whose feelings are strug- gling with reason, and who should like to be cured of her folly, but is never cured, or not till very late cwracterele life.

If I am a just man, I will be careful not to offend any one, but above all not to offend an intelligent man, if I have the smallest regard for my own interests.

I am not aware whether a single one of the latter kind still exists. They seldom profit by al important maxim, that men ought to employ the first years of their lives in so qualifying themselves by their studies and labour, that the commonwealth itself, needing their in- dustry and their knowledge as necessary materials for its building up, might be induced, for its own benefit, to make their fortune or improve it.

Who has had a greater share in caracterwle court intrigues than Celsus? L’Academie en corps a beau le censurer, Le public revoke s’obstine a I’admirer.

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He introduces hruyere into a company of highly respectable people, though he is a perfect stranger to them, and with- out waiting till they address him, or feeling that he interrupts them, he often speaks, and that in an absurd 1 Charles Castel, Abbede Saint Pierreamemberof the French Academy, whence he was ejected in on account of his Discours sur la Polysynodie, a work in which he proposed a kind of Constitution for the French nation.


It seems that logic is the art of making some truth prevail, and bryere eloquence is a gift of the soul which renders us master of the hearts and minds of other men, so that we suggest to them, or persuade them, to do whatever we please. I do not ask if she makes presents fo her children who already are opulent, but if, having wealth enough and to spare, she provides them with al necessaries of life, and, at least, gives them what is their due?

It is not so easy to decide who is most to blame for this rupture, the man or the woman. They are in no such confusion with people for whom they do not care ; they perceive that they are not well dressed, catacterele themselves in their presence, or else disappear for a moment and return beautifully arrayed.

The “Characters” of Jean de la Bruyère

No cleanup reason has been specified. The treatise of Theophrastus may have furnished the concept, but it gave little more.

I excuse him, and desire no more from any author ; I even pity him for Hstening to so many fine things which were not his own. A woman with one gallant thinks she is no coquette ; she who has several thinks herself but a coquette.

From time to time have appeared in the world some extraordinary and admirable men, refulgent by their virtues, and brjyere eminent qualities have shone with prodigious brilliancy, like those uncommon stars of which we do not know why they appear, and know still less what becomes of them after they have disappeared. If at any time we have been liberal to those we loved, whatever happens afterwards, there is no occasion to think of what we have given.

In his family his only use is to be a pattern of timid silence and of implicit submission.