Alain-Rene Lesage Quotes | Quotes by Alain-Rene Lesage

1A flatterer can risk everything with great personages.

2It may be said that his wit shines at the expense of his memory.

3Doubt is not below knowledge, but above it.

4On peut dire que son esprit brille aux d茅pens de sa m茅moire (One may say that his wit shines by the help of his memory).

5Pride and conceit were the original sins of man.

6The pleasure of talking is the inextinguishable passion of a woman, coeval with the act of breathing.

7Mutual content is like a river, which must have its banks on either side.

8The soul is that which denies the body. For example, that which refuses to run when the body trembles, to strike when the body is angry, to drink when the body is thirsty.

9Isocrates was in the right to insinuate, in his elegant Greek expression, that what is got over the Devil's back is spent under his belly.

10Plain as a pike-staff.

Alain-Rene Lesage Quotes

11Justice is such a fine thing that we cannot pay too dearly for it.

12Would you like to be a brilliant conversationalist? Just give your natural enthusiasm free reign and say whatever comes into your head. Your rashness will be taken for extraordinary courage.

13Evil tongues never want a whet.

14I am quite my own master, agreeably lodged, perfectly easy in my circumstances. I am contented with my situation, and happy because I think myself so.