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    henri rousseau Quotes

    If a king tries to start a war, a mother should go to him and forbid it.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: war  mother 
     
    The severity of penalties is only a vain resource, invented by little minds in order to substitute terror for that respect which they have no means of obtaining.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: respect  mind  substitute 
     
    Luxury... corrupts at once rich and poor, the rich by possession and the poor by covetousness.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: poor  corrupt 
     
    The passage from the state of nature to the civil state produces a very remarkable change in man, by substituting justice for instinct in his conduct.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: justice  nature  men  instinct 
     
    The landscapist lives in silence.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: live  silence 
     
    If it is reason that forms man then it is the emotions that guide her.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: men  emotion 
     
    Politeness requires this thing; decorum that; ceremony has its forms, and fashion its laws, and these must always follow, never the promptings of our own nature.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: fashion  nature  law 
     
    I cannot now change my style, which I acquired, as you can imagine, by dint of labour.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: imagine 
     
    Little privations are easily endured when the heart is better treated than the body.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: heart  body 
     
    The principal problem I had during the five years I ran the Caisse - and I bet you that it will be the same problem for my successor - is the retention, recruitment and training of competent personnel.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: problem  year 
     
    Hatred as well as love, renders its votaries credulous.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: hatred 
     
    We are the two great painters of this era; you are in the Egyptian style, I in themodern style. (to Pablo Picasso)
    — Henri Rousseau
    Nature's instructions are always slow; those of men are generally premature.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: nature  men 
     
    It is not I that am drawing, it is this thing at the end of my hand.
    — Henri Rousseau
    The more humanity owes the poor man, the more society denies him.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: humanity  men  society  poor 
     
    The interest and the feelings are not due to colors; the lines of a painting that move us move us even more in a print.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: painting 
     
    Cities are the sinks of the human race.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: human  race 
     
    The first man to fence in a piece of land, saying "this is mine" and who found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: men  people  society  believe  saying  real 
     
    I felt before I thought
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: thoughts 
     
    I have always believed that good is only beauty put into practice.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: beauty 
     
    The universe was born restless and has never since been still.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: universe 
     
    It is often said that my heart is too open for my own good.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: heart 
     
    God created man in his own image. And man, being a gentleman, returned the favor.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: men  god 
     
    Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: nature 
     
    When I go out into the countryside and see the sun and the green and everything flowering, I say to myself "Yes indeed, all that belongs to me!"
    — Henri Rousseau
    From the first moment of life, men ought to begin learning to deserve to live.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: men  live  moment  learning 
     
    The happiest is he who suffers the least pain; the most miserable, he who enjoys the least pleasure.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: pleasure 
     
    It is not the criminal things which are hardest to confess, but the ridiculous and shameful.
    — Henri Rousseau
    tags: criminal 
     
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