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By Anonym 14 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

Oh God, if you want women to never again raise their voices, then create an adult man!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

The man who discovers a woman's weakness is like the huntsman in the heat of the day who finds a cool spring. He wallows in it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

I'm not afraid of death. It's the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

Is a park any better than a coal mine? What's a mountain got that a slag pile hasn't? What would you rather have in your garden--an almond tree or an oil well?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

An agreement is never reached in love. The life of a wife and husband who love each other is never at rest. Whether the marriage is true or false, the marriage portion is the same: elemental discord.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

Only the mediocre die always at their best. Real leaders are always improving - and raising their bar on how superbly they can perform and how quickly they can move.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

All women are born evil. Some just realize their potential later in life than others.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

Men should only believe half of what women say. But which half?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

Each day the worst of our faults, our deficiencies, our crimes, the truth of our lives, is stifled under a triple layer of forgetfulness, death and the ordinary course of justice.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

The brave men die in war. It takes great luck or judgment not to be killed. Once‚ at least‚ the head has to bow and the knee has to bend to danger. The soldiers who march back under the triumphal arches are death's deserters.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

When you see a woman who can go nowhere without a staff of admirers, it is not so much because they think she is beautiful, it is because she has told them they are handsome.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

Sadness flies on the wings of the morning, and out of the heart of darkness comes the light.

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Jean Giraudoux

Since I love you, my loneliness begins to throw you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

You're an Attorney. It's your duty to lie, conceal, and distort everything, and slander everybody.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

To make ourselves invisible to creditors or to the envious, and even to our own worries, we can take advantage here on earth of a great democratic institution-in fact, democracy's only success-the night.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

As soon as war is declared it will be impossible to hold the poets back. Rhyme is still the most effective drum.

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Jean Giraudoux

Falsehood is the jockey of misfortune.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

Those who weep recover more quickly than those who smile.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

Death is the next step after the pension-it's perpetual retirement without pay.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

There are no elements so diverse that they cannot be joined in the heart of a man.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

Destiny is simply the relentless logic of each day we live.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

Water is the one substance from which the earth can conceal nothing; it sucks out its innermost secrets and brings them to our very lips.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

Countries are like fruit-the worms are always inside.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

Death holds no horrors. It is simply the ultimate horror of life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

Only the mediocre are always at their best.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

Who would prefer peace to the glory of hunger and thirst, of wading through mud, and dying in the service of one's country?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

To seek out in a world full of joy the one thing that is certain to give you pain, and hug it to your bosom with all your strength; that's the greatest human happiness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

Women have no sense of the abstract-a woman admiring the sky is a woman caressing the sky. In a woman's mind beauty is something she needs to touch.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

All the evil in the world is the fault of the self-styled pure in heart, a result of their eagerness to unearth secrets and expose them to the light of the sun.

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Jean Giraudoux

Little by little, the pimps have taken over the world. They don't do anything, they don't make anything - they just stand there and take their cut.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

I believe in the gods; or rather I believe that I believe in the gods. But I don't believe that they are great brooding presences watching over us; I believe they are completely absent minded.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

Everyone, when there's war in the air, learns to live in a new element: falsehood.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

The innocent one is he who does not explain, for whom life is both a mystery and a total light, one who does not complain... For innocence admits of neither regret nor dispute. The innocent one assumes all responsibility.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

A golf course is the epitome of all that is purely transitory in the universe, a space not to dwell in, but to get over as quickly as possible.

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Jean Giraudoux

Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity, never of their husbands.

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Jean Giraudoux

The spirit of a nation is what counts-the look in its eyes.

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Jean Giraudoux

Their own kind of logic which cries for miracles and, on occasion.

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Jean Giraudoux

The stage play is a trial, not a deed of violence. The soul is opened, like the combination of a safe, by means of a word. You don't require an acetylene torch.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

In war-time a man is called a hero. It doesn't make him any braver, and he runs for his life. But at least it's a hero who is running away.

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Jean Giraudoux

A wife loves out of duty, and duty leads to constraint, and constraint kills desire.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

To win a woman in the first place you must please her, then undress her, and then somehow get her clothes back on her, finally, so that she will let you leave her, you've got to antagonise her.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

Born enemies don't fight. Nations you would say were designed to go to war against each other by their skins, their language, their smell; always jealous of each other, always hating each other; they're not the ones who fight. You will find the real antagonists in nations fate has groomed and made ready for the same war.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

Young girls are the chatelaines of truth; they must see that it is protected, that the guilty lead the life of the guilty, even if the world rocks on its foundations.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

There's a kind of permission for war which can be given only by the world's mood and atmosphere, the feel of its pulse. It would be madness to undertake a war without that permission.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

Nothing is ever so wrong in this world that a sensible woman can't set it right in the course of an afternoon.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

A faithful woman looks to the spring, a good book, perfume, earthquakes, and divine revelation for the experience others find in a lover. They deceive their husbands, so to speak, with the entire world, men excepted.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

It's odd how people waiting for you stand out far less clearly than people you are waiting for.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Giraudoux

A man's name, title, and rank are artificial and impermanent; they do nothing to reveal what he really is, even to himself.