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Marcel Proust

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"Let us leave pretty women to men devoid of imagination." 4.6 avg (19 votes)
"The charms of the passing woman are generally in direct proportion to the swiftness of her passing." 2.8 avg (5 votes)
"Less disappointing than life, great works of art do not begin by giving us all their best." Art 5.0 avg (3 votes)
"The only thing that does not change is that at any and every time it appears that there have been 'great changes.'" Change 4.0 avg (4 votes)
"There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book." Children, Reading 4.7 avg (7 votes)
"Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way." Clever Jabs, Talking 4.5 avg (13 votes)
"It is always thus, impelled by a state of mind which is destined not to last, that we make our irrevocable decisions." Decisions 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." Happiness 4.8 avg (14 votes)
"Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind." Happiness, Thinking 4.8 avg (13 votes)
"As soon as one is unhappy one becomes moral." Happiness, Morality 3.1 avg (14 votes)
"Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible." Happiness 4.4 avg (5 votes)
"For each illness that doctors cure with medicine, they provoke ten in healthy people by inoculating them with the virus that is a thousand times more powerful than any microbe: the idea that one is ill." Health 4.4 avg (5 votes)
"The mistakes made by doctors are innumerable. They err habitually on the side of optimism as to treatment, of pessimism as to the outcome." Health 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it." Ideas 4.8 avg (4 votes)
"People who are not in love fail to understand how an intelligent man can suffer because of a very ordinary woman. This is like being surprised that anyone should be stricken with cholera because of a creature so insignificant as the comma bacillus." Love 4.4 avg (22 votes)
"In his younger days a man dreams of possessing the heart of the woman whom he loves; later, the feeling that he possesses the heart of a woman may be enough to make him fall in love with her." Love 3.9 avg (16 votes)
"What a profound significance small things assume when the woman we love conceals them from us." Love 3.8 avg (11 votes)
"In a separation it is the one who is not really in love who says the more tender things." Love 4.1 avg (28 votes)
"Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey." Miscellaneous 4.0 avg (2 votes)
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." Miscellaneous 4.7 avg (51 votes)

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