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Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
The cigar is the perfect complement to an elegant lifestyle.
We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.
Let us accept truth, even when it surprises us and alters our views.
Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.
It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides.
The trade of authorship is a violent, and indestructible obsession.
You may impose silence upon me, but you can not prevent me from thinking.
Butterflies are but flowers that blew away one sunny day when Nature was feeling at her most inventive and fertile.
The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul.
The intellect seeks, the heart finds.
Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.
Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it.
Anything we destroy in ourselves we destroy in others. Our falls lower others and throw them down; we owe it to our fellows to keep upright, in order that they too may keep their feet.
Simplicity is the essence of the great, the true, the beautiful in art.
If people were not wicked I should not mind their being stupid; but, to our misfortune, they are both.
It is love, not faith, that moves mountains.
Love without reverence and enthusiasm is only friendship.
We must have a passion in life.
Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.
Vanity is the quicksand of reason.
Humanity is outraged in me and with me. We must not dissimulate nor try to forget this indignation, which is one of the most passionate forms of love.
Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.
A cigar numbs sorrow and fills the solitary hours with a million gracious images.
Experience is always a trustworthy guide; it may not tell you everything, but it never lies.
I have an object, a task, let me say the word, a passion. The profession of writing is a violent and almost indestructible one.
Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
Believe in no other God than the one who insists on justice and equality among men.
A child motivated by competitive ideals will grow into a man without conscience, shame, or true dignity.
The world will know and understand me someday. But if that day does not arrive, it does not greatly matter. I shall have opened the way for other women.
Art for art's sake is an empty phrase. Art for the sake of truth, art for the sake of the good and the beautiful, that is the faith I am searching for.
I'm not full of virtues and noble qualities. I love, but I love strongly, exclusive, stedfasty.
The capacity for passion is both cruel and divine.
Ah! that Senate is a world of ice and darkness! It votes the destruction of peoples as the simplest and wisest thing; for its members themselves are moribund.
The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.
Discouragement seizes us only when we can no longer count on chance.
Lying, like license, has its degrees.
Not to love is to cease to live.
Women love always: when earth slips from them, they take refuge in heaven.
He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.
I have no enthusiasm for nature which the slightest chill will not instantly destroy.
Heavens! whatever possesses us, here below, that we mutually torment ourselves, sourly reproach our mutual faults, and mercilessly condemn all that is not cut according to our pattern?
I needn't tell you that success and failure prove nothing - the whole thing is a lottery. It's pleasant to succeed; but for a philosophic mind it oughtn't to be very upsetting to fail.
I would rather believe that God did not exist than believe that he was indifferent.
To forgive a fault in another is more sublime than to be faultless one's self.
The prayers of a lover are more imperious than the menaces of the whole world
Punctuation has its own philosophy, just as style does, although not as language does. Style is a good understanding of language, punctuation is a good understanding of style.
The old woman I shall become will be quite different from the woman I am now. Another I is beginning.
Young love needs dangers and barriers to nourish it.
Talent, will and genius are natural phenomena like the lake, the volcano, the mountain, the wind, the star, the cloud.