Quotes by Jules Renard

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Pierre-Jules Renard or Jules Renard (February 22, 1864- May 22, 1910) was a French author and member of the Acadmie Goncourt, most famous for the works Poil de Carotte (Carrot hair) (1894) and Les Histoires Naturelles (Natural Histories) (1896). Among his other works are Le Plaisir de rompre (The Pleasure of Breaking) (1898) and Huit jours la campagne (Eight Days in the Countryside) (1906). more

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If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right.

Don't tell a woman she's pretty; tell her there's no other woman like her, and all roads will open to you.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.
We spend our lives talking about this mystery. Our life.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
Truth makes many appeals, not the least of which is its power to shock.
A beautiful line of verse has twelve feet, and two wings.
The reward of great men is that, long after they have died, one is not quite sure that they are dead.
A cold in the head causes less suffering than an idea.
Talent is a matter of quantity. Talent does not write on page, it writes three hundred.
There are moments when everything goes well, but don't be frightened.
Fame is a constant effort
Socialism must come down from the brain and reach the heart.
Words are the coins making up the currency of sentences, and there are always too many small coins.
Words are the small change of thought.
I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries.

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