Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Abel Bonnard

French Poet, Novelist and Politician

"In love one has need of being believed, in friendship of being understood."

"Not only is there a right to be happy, there is a duty to be happy. So much sadness exists in the world that we are all under obligation to contribute as much joy as lies within our powers."

"The moral life of any people rises or falls with the vitality or decay of its religious life."

"No man or woman has achieved an effective personality who is not self-disciplined. Such discipline must not be an end in itself, but must be directed to the development of resolute Christian character."

"Emphasis on educational and vocational rehabilitation must not be allowed to overshadow the profound need that will exist for spiritual reorientation."