324 Total Quotes

French Author Quotes

Victor Hugo
Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.
Victor Hugo
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A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
William Ward
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Marcel Proust
Let us leave pretty women to men devoid of imagination.
Marcel Proust
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If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Ward
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God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?"
William Ward
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Victor Hugo
There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.
Victor Hugo
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Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.
Andre Malraux
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The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Ward
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Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day!
William Ward
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Victor Hugo
A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
Victor Hugo
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To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.
William Ward
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Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority.
William Ward
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Victor Hugo
Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.
Victor Hugo
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Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
William Ward
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Victor Hugo
To think of shadows is a serious thing.
Victor Hugo
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Victor Hugo
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo
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Victor Hugo
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
Victor Hugo
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Victor Hugo
Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.
Victor Hugo
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Victor Hugo
It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.
Victor Hugo
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Victor Hugo
The first symptom of love in a young man is shyness; the first symptom in a woman, it's boldness.
Victor Hugo
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When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
William Ward
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Victor Hugo
Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.
Victor Hugo
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Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
William Ward
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Victor Hugo
A creditor is worse than a slave-owner; for the master owns only your person, but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it.
Victor Hugo
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Marcel Proust
Like everybody who is not in love, he thought one chose the person to be loved after endless deliberations and on the basis of particular qualities or advantages.
Marcel Proust
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Victor Hugo
There is nothing like a dream to create the future.
Victor Hugo
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Marcel Proust
A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.
Marcel Proust
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What annoyances are more painful than those of which we cannot complain?
Marquis Custine
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Victor Hugo
We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution.
Victor Hugo
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Marcel Proust
We become moral when we are unhappy.
Marcel Proust
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