Arsène Houssaye

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Arsène Houssaye, c. 1878.

Arsène Houssaye born Arsène Housset, (March 28 1815 - February 26 1896), was a French novelist, poet and man of letters.

Quotes[edit]

  • Seize all the joy you can that robs no other. Sleep in peace, play in jolly earnest, wag well and mean it, and finally, be happy always. The more I see of dogs the less I think of men. Whoever beats dogs loves not man.
    • In: James O'Donnell Bennett (1908) When Good Fellows Get Together, p. 109
  • Whoever embarks with a woman embarks with a storm; but they are themselves the safety boats.
    • In: James O'Donnell Bennett (1908) When Good Fellows Get Together, p. 147
  • Friendship lives on its income, love devours its capital.
    • In: James O'Donnell Bennett (1908) When Good Fellows Get Together, p. 147
  • Have you not sometimes seen happiness? Yes, the happiness of others.
    • In: James O'Donnell Bennett (1908) When Good Fellows Get Together, p. 156
  • We must always have old memories and young hopes.
    • Attributed to Houssaye in: Forty Thousand Sublime and Beautiful Thoughts Gathered from the Roses, Clover Blossoms, Geraniums, Violets, Morning-glories, and Pansies of Literature, Christian Herald, 1915.

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