Émile Souvestre


French Novelist

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What a small dwelling joy can live.

What have you done with the days God granted you?

You may know the game by the lair.

We do not understand that others may live on their own account.

Are we then bound to others only by the enforcement of laws.

Favorite and conclusive answer of his class—"I know."

Not desirous to teach goodness.

The man in power gives up his peace.

Attach a sense of remorse to each of my pleasures.

Fear of losing a moment from business.

Nothing is dishonorable which is useful.

The stomach is a slave that must accept everything that is given to it, but which avenges wrongs as slyly as does the slave.

Brought them up to poverty.

Finishes his sin thoroughly before he begins to repent.

Our tempers are like an opera-glass.

The virtue of three-quarters of men is only due to this, it's so hard to be a villain.

But above these ruins rises a calm and happy face.

Fortune sells what we believe she gives.

Poverty, you see, is a famous schoolmistress.

Two thirds of human existence are wasted in hesitation.

Carn-ival means, literally, "farewell to flesh!"

Her kindness, which never sleeps.

Power of necessity.

Virtue made friends, but she did not take pupils.

Celebrity sells dearly what we think she gives.

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French Novelist