It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Writing only leads to more writing.
A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.
Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.
Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
Look for a long time at what pleases you, and a longer time at what...
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
Never touch a butterfly's wing with your finger.
But just as delicate fare does not stop you from craving for saveloys, so tried...
There is no need to waste pity on young girls who are having their moments...
The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives.
If I can't have too many truffles, I'll do without truffles.
Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a...
One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.
I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed of what I...
The true traveler is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down...
On this narrow planet, we have only the choice between two unknown worlds. One of...
The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike.
No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object.
In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than...
To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.