A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
The effectiveness of work increases according to geometrical progression if there are no interruptions.
He who wants to do everything will never do anything.
Few are they who have never had the chance to achieve happiness ... and fewer those who have taken that chance.
The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditations on the past.
In literature as in love we are astounded by what is chosen by others.
Few are they who have never had a chance to achieve happiness-and fewer those who have taken that chance.
Men fear silence as they fear solitude, because both give them a glimpse of the terror of life's nothingness.
Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped upon the material at hand.
Happiness is never there to stay [...] Happiness is merely a respite offered by inquietude.
[...] marriage is one thing, and love is another...You need to have a solid canvas; nobody stops you to weave the arabesques...
Almost all great writers have as their motif, more or less disguised, the passage from childhood to maturity, the clash between the thrill of expectation and the disillusioning knowledge of truth. 'Lost Illusion' is the undisclosed title of every novel.
The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.
Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences.
In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.
People are what you make them. A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence. A contemptuous indifference turns into an enemy a woman who, well treated, might have been an angel.
Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.
A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.
No one can be profoundly original who does not avoid eccentricity.
A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.