It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
Shall we never have done with that cliche, so stupid that it could only be human, about the sympathy of animals for man when he is unhappy? Animals love happiness almost as much as we do. A fit of crying disturbs them, they'll sometimes imitate sobbing, and for a moment they'll reflect our sadness. But they flee unhappiness as they flee fever, and I believe that in the long run they are capable of boycotting it.
The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men. A woman who is intelligent does not.
Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.
No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object.
It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change.
The writer who loses his self-doubt, who gives way as he grows old to a sudden euphoria, to prolixity, should stop writing immediately: the time has come for him to lay aside his pen.
January, month of empty pockets! Let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer's forehead.