Jean Antoine Petit-Senn was a Swiss poet and playwright. He was born in Geneva in 1792 and died in 1870. He is best known for his play "The Child of the Cavern" which was published in 1822.

What is the most famous quote by Jean Antoine Petit-Senn ?

An angry woman is vindictive beyond measure, and hesitates at nothing in her bitterness.

— Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

What can you learn from Jean Antoine Petit-Senn (Life Lessons)

  1. Jean Antoine Petit-Senn's work emphasizes the importance of appreciating nature and its beauty, as well as the power of imagination and creativity.
  2. He also encourages readers to be mindful of the fragility of life and to cherish the moments they have with loved ones.
  3. Finally, Petit-Senn's work highlights the importance of self-reflection and finding joy in the simple pleasures of life.

The most romantic Jean Antoine Petit-Senn quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

Following is a list of the best Jean Antoine Petit-Senn quotes, including various Jean Antoine Petit-Senn inspirational quotes, and other famous sayings by Jean Antoine Petit-Senn.

Every generous illusion of youth leaves a wrinkle as it departs.

Experience is the successive disenchanting of the things of life; it is reason enriched with the heart's spoils.

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Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.

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It requires less character to discover the faults of others, than to tolerate them.

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Do you know a young and beautiful woman who is not ready to flirt-just a little?

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Who is Jean Antoine Petit-Senn?

Jean Antoine Petit-Senn is a Genevan novelist, poet and singer
Profession Poet
Born 1792
Quotes 74 sayings

Many fortunes, like rivers, have a pure source, but grow muddy as they grow large.

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What we gain by experience is not worth that we lose in illusion

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The happiness of the tender heart is increased by what it can take away from the wretchedness of others.

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Conscience whispers, but interest screams aloud.

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Romantic quotes by Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

There is certainly no beauty on earth which exceeds the natural loveliness of woman.

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The weak-minded man is the slave of his vices and the dupe of his virtues.

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When our friends are alive, we see the good qualities they lack;

dead, we remember only those they possessed.

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The virtuous woman flees from danger;

she trusts more to her prudence in shunning it than in her strength to overcome it.

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That prudery which survives youth and beauty resembles a scarecrow left in the fields after harvest.

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Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant.

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Religion is the hospital of the souls that the world has wounded.

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In love we are not only liable to betray ourselves, but also the secrets of others.

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Quotations by Jean Antoine Petit-Senn that are lyrical and sensual

It is almost impossible to find those who admire us entirely lacking in taste.

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No woman dares express all she thinks.

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There is a proverb in the South that a woman laughs when she can, and weeps when she pleases.

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In a better world we will find our young years and our old friends.

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It is not what we have but what we enjoy that constitutes our abundance.

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Women always find their bitterest foes among their own sex.

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The less power a man has, the more he likes to use it.

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A pedant holds more to instruct us with what he knows, than of what we are ignorant.

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Experience unveils too late the snares laid for youth; it is the white frost which discovers the spider's web when the flies are no longer there to be caught.

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We are told to walk noiselessly through the world, that we may waken neither hatred, nor envy; but, alas! what can we do when they never sleep!

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There are some errors so sweet that we repent them only to bring them to memory.

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Public opinion is a courtesan, whom we seek to please without respecting.

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The most exacting jailer is our own conscience.

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Without big words, how could many people say small things?

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Age whitens hairs, but not sin.

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Envy, like flame, blackens that which is above it, and which it cannot reach.

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None despise fame more heartily than those who have no possible claim to it.

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The wonderful fortune of some writers deludes and leads to misery a great number of young people.

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How many wells of science there are in whose depths there is nothing but clear water!

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Our interests are grains of opium to our consciences, but they only put it to sleep for a terrible awakening.

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The grave is a crucible where memory is purified; we only remember a dead friend by those qualities which make him regretted.

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Rage is a short-lived fury.

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It is only before those who are glad to hear it, and anxious to spread it, that we find it easy to speak ill of others.

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It is more pitiable once to have been rich than not to be rich now.

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That experience which does not make us better makes us worse.

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Our virtues live upon our incomes; our vices consume our capital.

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People who declare that they belong to no party certainly do not belong to ours.

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The wonderful fortune of some writers deludes and leads to misery a great number of young people. It cannot be too often repeated that it is dangerous to enter upon a career of letters without some other means of living. An illustrious author has said in these times, "Literature must not be leant on as upon a crutch; it is little more than a stick.

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Do not crowd the understanding; it can comprehend so much and no more. A pint pot will not contain the measure of a quart.

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To endeavor to move by the same discourse hearers who differ in age, sex, position and education is to attempt to open all locks with the same key.

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There are wounds of self-love which one does not confess to one's dearest friends.

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The wisest man may always learn something from the humblest peasant.

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Perfect servants would be the worst of all for certain masters, whose happiness consists in finding fault with them.

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