Alphonse Karr Quotes

 

Every man has three characters – that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.

 

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

— Alphonse Karr

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.

— Alphonse Karr

The more things change, the more they are the same.

— Alphonse Karr

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

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

— Alphonse Karr

Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.

— Alphonse Karr

We can invent only with memory.

— Alphonse Karr

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

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

— Alphonse Karr

Many people think that virtue consists of severity towards others.

— Alphonse Karr

Every man has three characters – that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.

— Alphonse Karr

Uncertainty is the worst of all evils until the moment when reality makes us regret uncertainty.

— Alphonse Karr

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