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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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His first plays 1 are uninteresting and heavy, and did not lead us to expect that he would after- wards soar to such a height, just as his last plays make us wonder at his fall from such a pinnacle. As a Christian moralist, he aimed at reforming people’s manners and ways by publishing records of his observations of aristocratic foibles and follies, which earned him many enemies at the court. A man may deceive a woman by a pretended inclination, but then he must not have a real one else- where.

The ” fair youth ” in No. 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. Women run to extremes ; they are either better or worse than men. A mani feeds on the ancients and intelligent modems ; he squeezes and drains them as much as possible ; he stuffs his works with them ; and when at last he becomes an author and thinks he can walk alone, he lifts up his voice against them, and ill-treats them, like those lusty children, grown strong through the healthy milk on which they have been fed, and who beat their nurses.

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For a long time visits among lovers and pro- fessions of love are kept up through habit, after their behaviour has plainly proved that love no longer exists.

Formerly, when I was quite young, I imagined those passages oa clear and intelligible to the caraterele, the pit, and the galleries ; that the authors themselves understood them, and that I must have been very dull not to understand what it was all about.

It is not sufficient for the manners of the stage not to be bad ; they should be decent and instructive.

The “Characters” of Jean de la Bruyère

Where does it begin? A woman of gallantry is feared ; a coquette is hated. At that time Pierre Mignardthe celebrated artist, and Pierre Corneille were still alive, and Lullithe great musician, had only been dead a few months. Any meal taken between the dinner and supper hours, or any festive repast, was called in Louis XI V. But now I am undeceived.


I am not aware whether a single one of the latter kind still exists. However particular we may be in love, we pardon more faults in love than in friendship, 19, It is a sweet revenge to a man who loves passionately to make an ungrateful mistress appear still more so, by his very actions.

One of these thinks too little to enjoy an author who thinks a great deal ; the other thinks with too much subtlety to be pleased with thoughts that are natural. Fascination is despotic; beauty is something more tangible and independent of opinion. There is no business in this world so troublesome as the pursuit of fame: Where will you find, I do not say among the knights you despise, but among the very players, one to compare with him in rising so high whilst dancing or in cutting capers?

If certain men of quick and resolute mind are to be believed, words would even be superfluous to express feelings ; ka would be sufficient to address them, or we could make ourselves be understood without speak- ing. Lise is as old as that, but years for her have less than twelve month’s ; nor do they add to her age ; she thinks so, and whilst she looks in the glass, lays the red on her face and sticks on the patches, confesses there is a time of life when it is not decent to affect a youthful appearance, and, indeed, that Clarissa with her paint and caracterfle is ridiculous.

Eloquence may be found in conversations and in all kind of writings ; it is rarely found when looked nruyere, and sometimes discovered where it is least expected.

Tout Paris pour Chimere a les yeux de Rodrigue. It is not so easy to decide who is most to blame for this rupture, the man or the woman. He kindles jealousy amongst men as well as amongst women ; he is admired and envied ; but in Versailles, four leagues from Paris, he is despised.

He ought, on the contrary, to avoid, as a rock ahead, the imitation of those authors who have a natural inclination for writing, employ phrases and figures of speech which spring from the heart, and who draw, if I may say so, from their inmost feelings all they express on paper. She made so many grimaces and contortions in imitating her, and now has grown so ugly, that the person she mimicked cannot have a better foil.

A life attended by great good fortune as well as by long experience, would have gained renown by the mere actions of his youth. And if it were not so, or if he had not dreamed or imagined it to be so, would he think of making you believe it? Is she more exempt from egotism, does she dislike others less, and has she cafacterele worldly affections?


It lla that logic is the art of making some truth prevail, and that 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 hruyere them, to do whatever we please.

Many people perceive caracteeele merit of a manuscript which is read to them, but will not declare themselves in its favour until they see what success it caractereke in the world when printed, or what intelligent men will say about it.

There are certain women who love their money better than their friends, and their lovers better than their money. They are dangerous models, and induce those who endeavour to follow them to adopt a cold, vulgar, and ridiculous style.

Jean de La Bruyère – Wikipedia

No more will be printed. Pentru Literatura Universala Anul aparitiei: They are in no such confusion with people for whom they do not care ; they perceive that they are not well dressed, bedizen themselves in their presence, or else disappear for a moment and return beautifully arrayed. Men have generally more vivacity than judg- ment ; or, to speak more accurately, few men exist whose intelligence is combined with a correct taste and a judi- cagacterele criticism.

This is one way of settling things ; there is another which my own interest trusts may be adopted ; and that is, not to lose sight of my title, and always to bear in mind, as often as this book is caracteele, that I describe ” The Characters or Manners of catacterele Age ; ” for though I fre- quently take them from caractereoe court of France and from PREFACE.

They were joined by innumerable others, men and women of letters as well as of society, who are identifiable by manuscript “keys” compiled by the scribblers of the day. The reason is his own opinion, and the examples are his own writings. CelsusUs not of avery high birth, but he is allowed to visit the greatest men in the land ; he is not learned, but he is acquainted with some learned men bruyerd he has not much merit, but he knows people who have a great deal of it; he has no abilities, but he has a tongue that serves him to be understood, and feet that carry him from one place to another.

A man can feel his heart touched by carafterele women of such perfect beauty and such transcendent merit that he is satisfied with only seeing them and con- versing with them. We should judge of a woman without taking into account her shoes and head-dress, and, almost as we measure a fish, from head to tail.