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    georges duhamel Quotes

    To drink is a small matter. To be thirsty is everything.
    — Georges Duhamel
    The desire for order is the only order in the world.
    — Georges Duhamel
    tags: desires  world 
     
    When you are in it up to your ears, keep your mouth shut.
    — Georges Duhamel
    In the beds which the piety of the public has prepared on every side, stricken men await the verdict of fate.
    — Georges Duhamel
    tags: fate  men 
     
    No doubt about it: error is the rule, truth is the accident of error.
    — Georges Duhamel
    tags: truth  doubt  rules 
     
    There is no French town in which the wounds inflicted on the battle-field are not bleeding.
    — Georges Duhamel
    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.
    — Georges Duhamel
    tags: suffering  sleep 
     
    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?
    — Georges Duhamel
    tags: strength 
     
    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.
    — Georges Duhamel
    tags: work  soul 
     
    You conquered the landscape with the soles of shoes, not the tires.
    — Georges Duhamel
    Courtesy is not dead - it has merely taken refuge in Great Britain.
    — Georges Duhamel
    It is strange what a contempt men have for the joys that are offered them freely.
    — Georges Duhamel
    tags: men  joy 
     
    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.
    — Georges Duhamel
    tags: men  people  beautiful 
     
    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.
    — Georges Duhamel
    I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world.
    — Georges Duhamel
    tags: world  respect  god  ideas  absurd 
     
    I can no longer think what I want to think. My thoughts have been replaced by moving images.
    — Georges Duhamel
    tags: thoughts 
     
    Let us lose none of their humble words, let us note their slightest gestures, and tell me, tell me that we will think of them together, now and later, when we realise the misery of the times and the magnitude of their sacrifice.
    — Georges Duhamel
    tags: time  sacrifice  misery 
     
    Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it.
    — Georges Duhamel
    tags: trust  beautiful 
     
    We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory.
    — Georges Duhamel
    tags: memory  moment  true  value 
     
    It is always brave to say what everyone thinks.
    — Georges Duhamel
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