"It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Jean de la Bruyere on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Jean de la Bruyere on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Jean de la Bruyere on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Jean de la Bruyere on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Jean de la Bruyere on Mahatma Gandhi
"They that have lived a single day have lived an age."
"All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone."
"All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone."
"We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together."
"At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone."