A novel is a mirror carried along a high road. At one moment it reflects to your vision the azure skies at another the mire of the puddles at your feet. And the man who carries this mirror in his pack will be accused by you of being immoral! His mirror sh
A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
To be loved at first sight, a man should have at the same time something to respect and something to pity in his face.
I call 'crystallization' that action of the mind that discovers fresh perfections in its beloved at every turn of events.
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
Only great minds can afford a simple style.
The great majority of men, especially in France, both desire and possess a fashionable woman, much in the way one might own a fine horse - as a luxury befitting a young man.
The man of genius is he and he alone who finds such joy in his art that he will work at it come hell or high water.
To describe happiness is to diminish it.
The first qualification for a historian is to have no ability to invent
Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.
The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.
Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained
Logic is neither an art nor a science but a dodge