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

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

Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
– 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

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