Some people grumble because roses have thorns; I am thankful that the thorns have roses.

Alphonse Karr on gratitude
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If men knew all that women think, they would be twenty times more daring.

Alphonse Karr on bravery
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Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.

Alphonse Karr on character
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Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.

Alphonse Karr on thankful
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Every man has three characters -- that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.

Alphonse Karr on character
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We can invent only with memory.

Alphonse Karr on inventing
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The more things change, the more they are the same.

Alphonse Karr on change
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If we are to abolish the death penalty, I should like to see the first step taken by my friends the murderers.

Alphonse Karr on abolish
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If men knew all that women think, they would be twenty times more audacious.

Alphonse Karr on women
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Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream, and not, as it too often is, the end.

Alphonse Karr on love
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Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.

Alphonse Karr on happiness
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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.

Alphonse Karr on justice
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About Alphonse Karr

Name Alphonse Karr
Quotes 14 quotations
Nationality French
Profession Critic
Birthday October 16
Top topics people, happiness, thorns, character, characters

Many people think that virtue consists of severity towards others.

Alphonse Karr on consists
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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.

Alphonse Karr on happiness
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