English German French
Gérard de Nerval

Quote of Gérard de Nerval - There is only one vice of...

Biography - Gérard de Nerval:

French writer and poet.
Born: 1808 - Died: 1855
19th century
Place of birth: France

There is only one vice of which no-one boasts - ingratitude.



(French, German)

Il n'y a qu'un seul vice dont on ne voie personne se vanter, c'est l'ingratitude.

Es gibt nur ein Laster, dessen sich niemand rühmt: Undankbarkeit.

See also 

See also...

Ingratitude is the mother of all vice.

Quotes for: vice


Quotes for: vice

From the faults of another a wise man will correct his own.

Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.

Yet it is better to accept public morals and human vices calmly without bursting into either laughter or tears.

Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.

O philosophy, life’s guide! O searcher-out of virtue and expeller of vices! What could we and every age of men have been without thee? Thou hast produced cities; thou hast called men scattered about into the social enjoyment of life.

Our actions are neither so good nor so evil as our impulses.

Quotes for: ingratitude


Quotes about ingratitude:

Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.


Gérard de Nerval also said...

Illusions fall away, like the peels of a fruit, one after another, and the fruit is experience.

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.

Nothing is indifferent, nothing is powerless in the universe; an atom can dissolve everything, an atom can save everything

The tree of knowledge is not the tree of life! And yet can we cast out of our spirits all the good or evil poured into them by so many learned generations? Ignorance cannot be learned.

Our dreams are a second life. I have never been able to penetrate without a shudder those ivory or horned gates which separate us from the invisible world.

When the soul drifts uncertainly between life and the dream, between the mind's disorder and the return to cool reflection, it is in religious thought that we should seek consolation.

info   A quotation is a statement taken out of its context. Therefore, it is necessary to place any quotation within its author's work and its historical, geographical or philosophical context in order to fully understand its meaning. | The quotations stated on this site express their authors' opinion and do not reflect that of Buboquote.com

info   Image attribution:  title, author, license and source of the original file on Wikipedia. Modifications: changes have been made from the original file (cropping, resizing, renaming and color change).


 Subscribe to the quote of the day email

Subscribe to the Quote of the Day to receive a quote every day in your inbox. It is spam-free and you can unsubscribe at any time. Subscribe to the quote of the day email