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ALPHONSE KARR (JEAN BAPTISTE ALPHONSE KARR)
French novelist
(1808 - 1890)

A widow is like a frigate of which the first captain has been shipwrecked.
      - [Widows]

Almost every one flatters himself that he and his are exceptionable.
      - [Self-love]

Avoid all haste; calmness is an essential ingredient of politeness.
      - [Politeness]

Display is like shallow water, where you can see the muddy bottom.
      - [Display]

Dress is the great business of all women, and the fixed idea of some.
      - [Dress]

Every man has three characters--that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
      - [Character]

Flowing water is at once a picture and a music, which causes to flow at the same time from my brain, like a limpid and murmuring rivulet, sweet thoughts, charming reveries, and melancholy remembrances.
      - [Thought]

Friendship between two women is always a plot against another one.
      - [Friendship]

If women only knew the extent of their power!
      - [Self-reliance]

One expresses well only the love he does not feel.
      - [Flirting]

Though we have two eyes, we are supplied with but one tongue. Draw your own moral.
      - [Talking]

Women's glances express what they dare not speak.
      - [Eyes]


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