Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self.
One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.
Those who do not do politics will be done in by politics.
When we cannot get what we love, we must love what is within our reach.
A father is a banker provided by nature.
Life is an onion and one peels it crying.
He who survives will see the outcome.
To understand all is to forgive all.
Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass.
No one is so generous as he who has nothing to give.
Everything passes, everything wears out, everything breaks. (tout passe, tout lasse, tout casse)
Travellers from afar can lie with impunity.
A white wall is the fool's paper.
With enough 'ifs' we could put Paris in a bottle.
When one has one's hand full of truth it is not always wise to open it.
There is no flying without wings.
Pray, pray very much but beware of telling God what you want.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Wait until it is night before saying that is has been a fine day.
We know the worth of a thing when we have lost it.
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
What was hard to endure is sweet to recall.
Ready money works great cures.
If youth but had the knowledge and old age the strength.
Everyone thinks his own burden heavy.