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French Writer Quotes

597 French Writer quotes:

"If you value a man's regard, strive with him. As to liking, you like your newspaper -- and despise it."
"The first step, my son, which one makes in the world, is the one on which depends the rest of our days."
"Clever tyrants are never punished."
"I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow."
"God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh."
"The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence."
"We cannot wish for that we know not."
"It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one."
"The best is the enemy of the good."
"We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly."
"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be."
"We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved."
"Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe."
"No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking."
"Common sense is not so common."
"Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel."
"Prejudices are what fools use for reason."
"God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well."
"Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another."
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"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game."
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