Jules Renard

Pierre-Jules Renard or Jules Renard (February 22, 1864 - May 22, 1910) was a French author and member of the Acad?mie Goncourt, most famous for the works Poil de Carotte (Carrot hair) (1894) and Les Histoires Naturelles (Natural Histories) (1896)

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A beautiful line of verse has twelve feet, and two wings.
A cold in the head cause less suffering than an idea.
Be modest It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.
Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.
Don't tell a woman she's pretty; tell her there's no other woman like her, and all roads will open to you.
Failure is not the only punishment for laziness there is also the success of others.
Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
I am not sincere, even when I say I am not.
I am not sincere, not even when I say I am not.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
I finally know what distinguishes man from other beasts financial worries. - Journals
I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries.
I find that when I do not think of myself I do not think at all.
If I were to begin life again, I should want it as it was. I would only open my eyes a little bit more.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
Look for the ridiculous in everything and you find it.
Look for the ridiculous in everything and you will find it.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.
The danger of success is that it makes us forget the world's dreadful injustice.
The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.
The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving any excuse.
The reward of great men is that, long after they have died, one is not quite sure that they are dead.
There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
There are moments when everything goes well don't be frightened, it won't last.
There are moments when everything goes well, but don't be frightened.
There are places and moments in which one is so completely alone that one sees the world entire.
We don't understand life any better at forty than at twenty, but we know it and admit it.
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.
Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.

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