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Charles Perrault Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Charles Perrault.

After a hundred years the son of the King then reigning,
who was of another family from that of the sleeping Princess,
was a-hunting on that side of the country,
and he asked what those towers were which he saw in
the middle of a great thick wood.
- Charles Perrault

He obliged Cinderella to sit down, and,
putting the slipper to her little foot,
he found it went on very easily, and fitted her as
if it had been made of wax.
- Charles Perrault

I wish with all my heart that you may be the most lovable prince in the world,
and I bestow my gift on you as much as I am able.
- Charles Perrault

The King's son, who was told that a great princess,
whom nobody knew, was come, ran out to receive her.
He gave her his hand as she alighted from the coach,
and led her into the hall where the company were assembled.
- Charles Perrault

 

Her godmother simply touched her with her wand,
and, at the same moment, her clothes were turned into
cloth of gold and silver,
all decked with jewels.
- Charles Perrault

The gentleman had also a young daughter,
of rare goodness and sweetness of temper,
which she took from her mother, who was the best creature in the world.
- Charles Perrault

The poor child was the drudge of the household,
and was always in the wrong.
He was, however, the most bright and discreet of all the brothers;
and if he spoke little,
he heard and thought the more.
- Charles Perrault

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The next day the two sisters went to the ball,
and so did Cinderella, but dressed more magnificently than before.
The King's son was always by her side,
and his pretty speeches to her never ceased.
- Charles Perrault

Once upon a time there was a Queen who had a son so
ugly and so misshapen that it was long disputed whether he had human form.
A fairy who was at his birth said, however,
that he would be very amiable for all that,
since he would have uncommon good sense.
- Charles Perrault

Monsieur Puss came at last to a stately castle,
the master of which was an Ogre, the richest ever known;
for all the lands which the King had then passed through belonged to this castle.
- Charles Perrault

The Prince, charmed with these words,
and much more with the manner in which they were spoken,
knew not how to show his joy and gratitude;
he assured her that he loved her better than he did himself.
- Charles Perrault

Once upon a time there was a widow who had two daughters.
The elder was so much like her, both in looks and character,
that whoever saw the daughter saw the mother.
- Charles Perrault

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

That married couples can live together day after day
is a miracle that the Vatican has overlooked.
- Bill Cosby

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Success seems to be largely a matter
of hanging on after others have let go.
- William Feather

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

Never put off till tomorrow
what you can do the day after tomorrow.
- Mark Twain

I look for what needs to be done.
After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Thinking is what most people resort to after all else fails.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

Just remember, after they foreclose on your mortgage,
you get a lot more sunshine in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

How you respond to the challenge in the second half
will determine what you become after the game,
whether you are a winner or a loser.
- Lou Holtz

The third certainty of life, after death and taxes,
is that nothing will work out the way you want.
Life is fully as bad as you think it is.
Choose to live joyfully anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

I don't think anyone should write their autobiography
until after they're dead.
- Samuel Goldwyn

A man is incomplete until he is married.
After that, he is finished.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you;
she is after your barn.
- Hesiod

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off
until the day after tomorrow what should
have been done the day before yesterday.
- Napoleon Hill

There are two things that are more difficult
than making an after-dinner speech:
climbing a wall which is leaning toward you
and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.
- Winston Churchill

There are two times when a man doesn't understand a woman -
before marriage and after marriage.
- Anonymous

I make it a policy to try never to
make a complete idiot of myself twice in the same way.
After all, there's always all kinds of new ways
to make a complete idiot of myself.
Why repeat the old ones?
- Margot Dalton

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

Experience is what you have after you've forgotten her name.
- Milton Berle

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person
to reconcile himself to the idea that
after all God will not help him
- H. L. Mencken

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

I don't believe in the after life,
although I am bringing a change of underwear.
- Woody Allen

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
- Benjamin Franklin

Traveling is the ruin of all happiness!
There's no looking at a building after seeing Italy.
- Fanny Burney

When people speak to you about a preventive war,
you tell them to go fight it.
After my experience, I have come to hate war.
War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Education is what remains after one has forgotten
what one has learned in school.
- Albert Einstein

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming,
we lose the excitement of possibilities.
Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
- Gloria Steinem

Looking after my health today gives me a better hope for tomorrow.
- Anne Wilson Schaef

A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.
- Leo Rosten

All that I know I learned after I was thirty.
- Georges Clemenceau

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel
as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
- Rose Kennedy

Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water.
After you get used to it, it ain't so hot.
- Minnie Pearl

All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there.
All you have to do is go after it.
- Curtis Carlson

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb.
After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to
find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

One's own religion is after all
a matter between oneself
and one's Maker and no one else's.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago,
during and immediately after World War II.
- Barry Commoner

What if happiness were found in the serenity of simple pleasures.
What if we didn't need the newest gizmo... the highest high?
What if happiness is in the air we breathe...
slowly, deeply, and consciously?
What if happiness is one fresh grape, savored with gratitude?
What if happiness is in our oneness with all creation?
What if happiness is about enjoying life exactly as it comes to us -
without chasing after it?
What if happiness is something we CHOOSE...
regardless of our circumstances?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is just one damned thing after another.
- Elbert Hubbard (Philistine - A Periodical of Protest, 1896)


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