Alphonse Karr Quotes | Quotes by Alphonse Karr

1Many people think that virtue consists of severity towards others.

2I gather from a lawyer that there was a rehearsal yesterday. We haven't a hope. I know the presiding judge too: I've had the misfortune to sleep with his wife. He was specially picked.

3Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.

4Uncertainty is the worst of all evils until the moment when reality makes us regret uncertainty.

5One expresses well only the love he does not feel.

6The more it changes, the more it's the same thing.

7I am thankful that thorns have roses.

8Though we have two eyes, we are supplied with but one tongue. Draw your own moral.

9A widow is like a frigate of which the first captain has been shipwrecked.

10Flowing water is at once a picture and a music, which causes to flow at the same time from my brain, like a limpid and murmuring rivulet, sweet thoughts, charming reveries, and melancholy remembrances.

Alphonse Karr Quotes

11A woman who writes commits two sins; she increases the number of books, and decreases the number of women.

12Dress is the great business of all women, and the fixed idea of some.

13Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions; it is the only one which includes in its dreams the happiness of someone else.

14Avoid all haste; calmness is an essential ingredient of politeness.

15Every man has three characters: that which he shows, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.

16Botany is the art of insulting flowers in Greek and Latin.

17All people have three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.

18Let us try to see things from their better side: You complain about seeing thorny rose bushes; Me, I rejoice and give thanks to the gods That thorns have roses.

19Display is like shallow water, where you can see the muddy bottom.

20If women only knew the extent of their power!

Alphonse Karr Quotes

21Almost every one flatters himself that he and his are exceptionable.

22Women's glances express what they dare not speak.

23If we are to abolish the death penalty, I should like to see the first step taken by our friends the murderers.

24The more the change, the more it is the same thing.

25If there is a fruit that can be eaten raw, it is beauty.

26Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.

27If men knew all that women think, they would be twenty times more audacious.

28We can invent only with memory.

29The more things change, the more they stay the same.

30Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream, and not, as it too often is, the end.

Alphonse Karr Quotes

31Friendship between two women is always a plot against another one.