Quotations by Renard, Jules


If I were to begin life again, I should want it as it was. I would only open my eyes a little more.

Jules Renard (1864-1910) French writer
Journal
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Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.

Jules Renard (1864-1910) French writer
Journal (1898)
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Look for the ridiculous in everything and you will find it.

Jules Renard (1864-1910) French writer
Journal (Feb 1890)
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Our life seems like a trial run.

Jules Renard (1864-1910) French writer
Journal (Jul 1899) [tr. Bogan and Roget (1964)]
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Laziness: the habit of resting before fatigue sets in.

Jules Renard (1864-1910) French writer
Journal (May 1906) [tr. Bogan & Roget (1964)]

Also attributed to Mortimer Caplin.

Alt. trans.: "Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired."
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What happens to all the tears we do not shed?

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Jules Renard (1864-1910) French writer
Journal (Nov 1906) [tr. Bogan & Roget (1964)]
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When the defects of others are perceived with too much clarity, it is because one possesses them oneself.

Jules Renard (1864-1910) French writer
Journal (Oct 1908)
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