Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting.

— Elizabeth Bibesco

The most delicious Elizabeth Bibesco quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

Irony is the hygiene of the mind.

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You don't have to signal a social conscience by looking like a frump.

Lace knickers won't hasten the holocaust, you can ban the bomb in a feather boa just as well as without, and a mild interest in the length of hemlines doesn't necessarily disqualify you from reading Das Kapital and agreeing with every word.

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It is never good dwelling on good-byes .

.. it is not the being together that it prolongs, it is the parting.

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Happiness is the moment when you cease to make an inventory of joys;

it is a glow, a brightness - never a list.

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Endurance is frequently a form of indecision.

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We often call a certainty a hope, to bring it luck.

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Of what help is anyone who can only be approached with the right words?

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Reticences are as revealing as avowals.

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He is invariably in a hurry being in a hurry is one of the tributes he pays to life.

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Influencing people is dangerous. Their acts and thoughts become your illegitimate children. You can't get away from them and Heaven knows what they mayn't grow up into.

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Perfect moments don't turn into half-hours.

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Entertaining is one method of avoiding people. It is very often the negation of hospitality.

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About Elizabeth Bibesco

Quotes 28 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Poet
Birthday October 16

My soul has gained the freedom of the night

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Are there any punishments in life but our joys turned against us?

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Friendship is a difficult, dangerous job.

It is also (though we rarely admit it) extremely exhausting.

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The image of ourselves in the minds of others is the picture of a stranger we shall never see.

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Seeing through is rarely seeing into.

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Free love is sometimes love but never freedom.

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To some people the impossible is impossible.

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To others we are not ourselves but performers in their lives cast for a part we do not even know we are playing.

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It is harder to cut our gains than to cut our losses.

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What we buy belongs to us only when the price is forgotten.

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We learn nothing by being right.

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The Ten Commandments don't tell you what you ought to do: They only put ideas into your head.

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It is sometimes the man who opens the door who is the last to enter the room.

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Talk about the joys of the unexpected, can they compare with the joys of the expected, of finding everything delightfully and completely what you knew it was going to be?

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Temptations make one very censorious.

If you are virtuous you condemn the wicked and if you are wicked, you condemn the virtuous.

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