It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship.
"Colette" was the surname of the France/French novelist and performer "Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette" (28 January 1873 – 3 August 1954). She is best known for her novel Gigi, the basis for the Gigi (1958 film)/film and Lerner and Loewe Gigi (musical)/stage production of the same title.More Colette on Wikipedia.
Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
I love my past. I love my present. I'm not ashamed of what I've had, and I'm not sad because I have it no longer.
There are days when solitude, for someone my age, is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.
The true traveler is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down a lot of the time.
Hope costs nothing.
We only do well the things we like doing.
A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.