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Quotations by author » Jules Renard
French Writer, 1864-1910
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A beautiful line of verse has twelve feet, and two wings.
Poetry
A cold in the head causes less suffering than an idea.
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An optimist is a driver who thinks that empty space at the curb won't have a hydrant beside it.
Optimism
As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to live it more and more
LifeLiving
Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.
Pride
Certainly there are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune
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Don't tell a woman she's pretty; tell her there's no other woman like her, and all roads will open to you
Men and Women
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
Action
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness: there is also the success of others
FailureSin
Fame is a constant effort
Fame
Haughty, silent faces should not deceive us: these are the timid ones
Uncategorized
I am not sincere, even when I say I am not.
Uncategorized
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
God
I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries
Uncategorized
If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right
Loneliness
It astounds us to come upon other egoists, as though we alone had the right to be selfish, and to be filled with eagerness to live
Uncategorized
It is easy for a somebody to be modest, but it is difficult to be modest when one is a nobody
Modesty
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
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Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
LazinessSin
Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none.
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