Quotations by Alphonse Karr
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Born: Thursday, November 24, 1808
Died: Monday, September 29, 1890 (81 years old)
Every man has three characters - that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.
I 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.
(Keywords: Wife, Hope, Misfortune, Sleep, Yesterday)
If men knew all that women think, they would be twenty times more audacious.
(Keywords: Men, Women)
If we are to abolish the death penalty, I should like to see the first step taken by my friends the murderers.
(Keywords: Death, First, Friends)
Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream, and not, as it too often is, the end.
(Keywords: Love, Marriage, Dream, Accomplishment, End)
Love 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.
(Keywords: Dreams, Happiness, Love)
Many people think that virtue consists of severity towards others.
(Keywords: People, Virtue)
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.
(Keywords: People, Roses)
The more things change, the more they are the same.
Uncertainty is the worst of all evils until the moment when reality makes us regret uncertainty.
(Keywords: Reality, Regret, Uncertainty)
We can invent only with memory.