Georges Duhamel Quotes.
When you are in it up to your ears, keep your mouth shut.
A library is that venerable place where men preserve the history of their experience, their tentative experiments, their discoveries, and their plans… in books may be found the recipes for daily living – the prescriptions for the mind and the heart.
Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it.
You conquered the landscape with the soles of shoes, not the tires.
I can no longer think what I want to think. My thoughts have been replaced by moving images.
It is strange what a contempt men have for the joys that are offered them freely.
Courtesy is not dead – it has merely taken refuge in Great Britain.
We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory.
We can know nothing till after this grave debate. The soul must withdraw, for this is not its hour. Now the knife must divide the flesh, and lay the ravage bare, and do its work completely.
There is no French town in which the wounds inflicted on the battle-field are not bleeding.
It is always brave to say what everyone thinks.
No doubt about it: error is the rule, truth is the accident of error.
The desire for order is the only order in the world.
The man who has entered into a beautiful union is sure of at least one person to whom he can give the best that he possesses.
The swimmer adrift on the open seas measures his strength, and strives with all his muscles to keep himself afloat. But what is he to do when there is no land on the horizon, and none beyond it?
Suffering has roused them from the sleep of gentle life, and every day fills them with a terrible intoxication. They are now something more than themselves; those we loved were merely happy shadows.
In the beds which the piety of the public has prepared on every side, stricken men await the verdict of fate.