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Remy de Gourmont Quotes and Sayings

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Life is a series of sensations connected to different states of consciousness.
- Remy de Gourmont

Two elements are needed to form a truth -
a fact and an abstraction.
- Remy de Gourmont

Of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity.
- Remy de Gourmont

We live less and less, and we learn more and more.
Sensibility is surrendering to intelligence.
- Remy de Gourmont

 

Women still remember the first kiss after men have forgotten the last.
- Remy de Gourmont

Thinking is hard work.
One can't bear burdens and ideas at the same time.
- Remy de Gourmont

The woman who loves always smells good.
- Remy de Gourmont

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The terrible thing about the quest for truth is that you find it.
- Remy de Gourmont

Try to put well in practice what you already know.
In so doing, you will, in good time,
discover the hidden things you now inquire about.
- Remy de Gourmont

In order to understand life it is not only necessary
not to be indifferent to men,
but not to be indifferent to flocks,
to trees.
One should be indifferent to nothing.
- Remy de Gourmont

Simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds.
- Remy de Gourmont

Man has made use of his intelligence,
he invented stupidity.
- Remy de Gourmont

Art includes everything that stimulates the desire to live.
- Remy de Gourmont

Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs
and the morality that suits him.
- Remy de Gourmont

If the secret of being a bore is to tell all,
the secret of pleasing is to say just enough to be -
not understood,
but divined.
- Remy de Gourmont

Man is the inventor of stupidity.
- Remy de Gourmont

Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to
the reception of erotic emotion.
Art is the accomplice of love.
Take love away and there is no longer art.
- Remy de Gourmont

Man associates ideas not according to logic or verifiable exactitude,
but according to his pleasure and interests.
It is for this reason that most truths are nothing but prejudices.
- Remy de Gourmont

Industry has operated against the artisan in favor of the idler,
and also in favor of capital and against labor.
Any mechanical invention whatsoever has been more harmful
to humanity than a century of war.
- Remy de Gourmont

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius PHOTO

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale PHOTO

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Life's real lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Choose your Habits, Choose your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dance Lightly With Life:
Today is your day to
dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
soar your spirit,
unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is an exciting business,
and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori


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