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Sidonie Gabrielle Colette Quotes and Sayings

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Be happy.
It's one way of being wise.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Related topics: Wisdom

A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man.
An intelligent woman gives up.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men.
A woman who is intelligent does not.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

I love my past, I love my present.
I am not ashamed of what I have had,
and I am not sad because I no longer have it.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

 

It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally,
and politely, put parents in their place.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Jealousy is not at all low, but it catches us humbled and bowed down,
at first sight.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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My true friends have always given me that supreme proof of devotion,
a spontaneous aversion for the man I loved.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

What a wonderful life I've had!
I only wish I'd realized it sooner.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence
of ugliness far worse than ugliness.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in
which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

If I can't have too many truffles, I'll do without truffles.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

A pretty little collection of weaknesses and a terror
of spiders are our indispensable stock-in-trade with the men.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

I believe there are more urgent and honorable occupations
than the incomparable waste of time we call suffering.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The true traveler is he who goes on foot,
and even then, he sits down a lot of the time.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

You must not pity me because my sixtieth year finds me still astonished.
To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Never touch a butterfly's wing with your finger.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to
the mechanism of friendship.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness
in their lives every time they light a cigarette.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

There is no need to waste pity on young girls who are
having their moments of disillusionment,
for in another moment they will recover their illusion.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

January, month of empty pockets!
let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer's forehead.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Writing only leads to more writing.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

I am going away with him to an unknown country where
I shall have no past and no name,
and where I shall be born again with a new face and an untried heart.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Look for a long time at what pleases you,
and a longer time at what pains you.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

You do not notice changes in what is always before you.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

To a poet, silence is an acceptable response,
even a flattering one.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

As for an authentic villain, the real thing,
the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him even once in a lifetime.
The ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom,
others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others
when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

On this narrow planet, we have only the choice between two unknown worlds.
One of them tempts us - ah!
what a dream, to live in that!
- the other stifles us at the first breath.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Sit down and put down everything that comes into your
head and then you're a writer.
But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth,
without pity, and destroy most of it.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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

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

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- e. e. cummings

The supreme happiness of life
is the conviction of being loved for yourself,
or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
- Victor Hugo

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

Angry and happy don't mix.
Flush out the angry,
and the happy has a place to put down roots.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

Forgive those who have injured you -
not because they deserve your forgiveness,
but because you can never be happy
until you release your anger and grant forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your greatest gift to others is to be happy
and to radiate your happiness to the entire world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What are the proper grounds for joy?
Is it circumstance which will
determine the stature of my spirit?
Ah, no. It is choice. It is always a choice -
in the face of any event - for joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Happiness is a choice.
You grieve, you stomp your feet,
you pick yourself up and choose to be happy.
- Lucy Lawless

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer


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