Quotes by Jules Renard

If you are afraid of being lonely, don’t try to be right.
– Jules Renard

Being bored is an insult to oneself.
– Jules Renard

We don’t understand life any better at forty than at twenty, but we know it and admit it.
– Jules Renard

Walks. The body advances, while the mind flutters around it like a bird.
– Jules Renard

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
– Jules Renard

At the bottom of all patriotism there is war: that is why I am no patriot.
– Jules Renard

Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
– Jules Renard

If money does not make you happy, give it back.
– Jules Renard

We spend our lives talking about this mystery. Our life.
– Jules Renard

Words are the coins making up the currency of sentences, and there are always too many small coins.
– Jules Renard

I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries.
– Jules Renard

It is when we are faced with death that we turn most bookish.
– Jules Renard

It’s not how old you are, it’s how you are old.
– Jules Renard

Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none.
– Jules Renard

Paradise does not exist, but we must nonetheless strive to be worthy of it.
– Jules Renard

Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.
– Jules Renard

If one were to build the house of happiness, the largest space would be the waiting room.
– Jules Renard

Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
– Jules Renard

Don’t tell a woman she’s pretty; tell her there’s no other woman like her, and all roads will open to you.
– Jules Renard

The important people in our lives leave imprints. they may die or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart, because they helped form your heart.
– Jules Renard

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