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Jules Renard
February 22, 1864 - May 22, 1910
Nationality: French
Category: Dramatist
Subcategory: French Dramatist

A cold in the head causes less suffering than an idea.


The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.


Truth makes many appeals, not the least of which is its power to shock.


The reward of great men is that, long after they have died, one is not quite sure that they are dead.


Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.


The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.


Words are the small change of thought.


Never does one feel oneself so utterly helpless as in trying to speak comfort for great bereavement. I will not try it. Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother.


The bourgeois are other people.


There are places and moments in which one is so completely alone that one sees the world entire.


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


Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.


Fame is a constant effort.


I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.


Don't tell a woman she's pretty; tell her there's no other woman like her, and all roads will open to you.


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