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Jean Anouilh Quotes

(1910-1987), French Playwright

Effective action is always unjust.

Category: Action

Beauty is one of the rare things that do not lead to doubt of God.

Category: Beauty

Things are beautiful if you love them.

Category: Beauty

What you get free costs too much.

Category: Cost

Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.

Category: Courage

It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.

Category: Courage

With God, what is terrible is that one never knows whether it's not just a trick of the devil.

Category: God

Listen, my friend, there are two races of beings. The masses teeming and happy --common clay, if you like --eating, breeding, working, counting their pennies; people who just live; ordinary people; people you can't imagine dead. And then there are the others --the noble ones, the heroes. The ones you can quite well imagine lying shot, pale and tragic; one minute triumphant with a guard of honor, and the next being marched away between two gendarmes.

Category: Heroes And Heroism

To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It's easy to say no, even if it means dying.

Category: Involvement

There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.

Category: Love

Poor little men, poor little cocks! As soon as they're old enough, they swell their plumage to be conquerors. If they only knew that it's enough to be just a little bit wounded and sad in order to obtain everything without fighting for it.

Category: Men

The only immorality is not to do what one has to do when one has to do it.

Category: Morality

Nothing is irreparable in politics.

Category: Politicians And Politics

Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way.

Category: Propaganda

Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is.

Category: Riches