29 Total Quotes

Honore de Quotes

Hatred is the vice of narrow souls; they feed it with all their littleness, and make it the pretext of base tyrannies.
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#Hatred

Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane.
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#French Novelist #Love

I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race.
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#French Novelist #Race

Journalism is a giant catapult set in motion by pygmy hatreds.
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#Journalism

If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
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#French Novelist

To loaf is a science, to loaf is to live
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#Science

There are no little events with the heart. It magnifies everything; it places in the same scales the fall of an empire of fourteen years and the dropping of a woman's glove, and almost always the glove weighs more than the empire.
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#Heart

Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity.
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#French Novelist #Familiarity

With monuments as with men, position means everything.
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#Men

It is not enough to be an upright man, we must be seen to be one; society does not exist on moral ideas only
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#Man

To promote laughter without joining in it greatly heightens the effect.
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#Laughter

Man is neither good nor bad; he is born with instincts and abilities.
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#Man

We cannot confront solitude without moral resources.
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#Solitude

A jealous husband doesn’t doubt his wife, but himself.
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#Doubt

If we all said people's faces what we say behind one another's backs, society would be impossible.
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#Society

Friendships last when each friend thinks he has a slight superiority over the other.
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#Superiority

Hope is a light diet, but very stimulating.
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#Hope

Men are so made that they can resist sound argument, and yet yield to a glance.
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#Men

In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls
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#Pleasure

Virtue, perhaps, is nothing more than politeness of soul.
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#French Novelist

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
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#French Novelist

Those sweetly smiling angels with pensive looks, innocent faces, and cash-boxes for hearts
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#Angels

Finance, like time, devours its own children.
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#French Novelist

It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.
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#Action #French Novelist

Genius is intensity
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#Genius