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Malcolm De Chazal Quotes

(1902-1981), French Writer

Animals awaken, first facially, then bodily. Men's bodies wake before their faces do. The animal sleeps within its body, man sleeps with his body in his mind.

Category: Animals

The idealist walks on tiptoe, the materialist on his heels.

Category: Ideals And Idealism

Laughter, while it lasts, slackens and unbraces the mind, weakens the faculties and causes a kind of remissness and dissolution in all the powers of the soul; and thus it may be looked on as weakness in the composition of human nature. But if we consider the frequent relieves we receive from it and how often it breaks the gloom which is apt to depress the mind and damp our spirits, with transient, unexpected gleams of joy, one would take care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life.

Category: Laughter

The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs.

Category: Laughter

We sometimes laugh from ear to ear, but it would be impossible for a smile to be wider than the distance between our eyes.

Category: Laughter

A women knows how to keep quiet when she is in the right, whereas a man, when he is in the right, will keep on talking.

Category: Men And Women

Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.

Category: Self-love

Our expression and our words never coincide, which is why the animals don't understand us.''

Category: Words