About Alphonse Karr:
Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr was a French critic, journalist, and novelist. His brother Eugène was a talented engineer, and his niece Carme Karr was a writer, journalist and suffragist in La Roche-Mabile.
Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.
De leur meilleur côté tâchons de voir les choses: Vous vous plaignez de voir les rosiers épineux; Moi je me réjouis et rends grâces aux dieux Que les épines aient des roses.
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.
The more things change, the more they are the same.
I gather from a lawyer that there was a rehearsal yesterday. We haven't a hope. I know the presiding judge too: I've had the misfortune to sleep with his wife. He was specially picked.
Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.
If we are to abolish the death penalty, I should like to see the first step taken by my friends the murderers.
Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions; it is the only one which includes in its dreams the happiness of someone else.
Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream, and not, as it too often is, the end.
If men knew all that women think, they would be twenty times more audacious.
We can invent only with memory.
Many people think that virtue consists of severity towards others.
Every man has three characters - that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
Uncertainty is the worst of all evils until the moment when reality makes us regret uncertainty.
All people have three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they are, and that which they think they are.