"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."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Jean de la Bruyere on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Jean de la Bruyere on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Jean de la Bruyere on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Jean de la Bruyere on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Jean de la Bruyere on Booker T. Washington
"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."