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Abbé Pierre

Quote of Abbé Pierre - A smile costs less than electricity...


Biography - Abbé Pierre:

Born Henri Marie Joseph Grouès. French Catholic priest.
Born: 1912 - Died: 2007
Period:
21st century
20th century
Place of birth: France
France

Quote

A smile costs less than electricity, but gives much light.
Abbé Pierre




Translation  

Translation

(French, German, Italian)


French
Un sourire coûte moins cher que l'électricité, mais donne autant de lumière.”
Abbé Pierre

German
Ein Lächeln kostet weniger als Elektrizität und bringt viel mehr Licht.”
Abbé Pierre

Italian
Un sorriso costa meno dell’elettricità, ma dà più luce.”




See also  

See also...



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How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”
William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice

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You can always - always - give something, even if it's a simple act of kindness!”
Anne Frank




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Quotes about light:



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To love beauty is to see light.”
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Where there is much light, the shadow is deep.”
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What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.”
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All the diversity, all the charm, all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.”
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The light, queen of colours.”
Augustine of Hippo - Confessions
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Quotes for: to give:


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To have and not to give is in some cases worse than stealing.”
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The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.”
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Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”
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Few people ask from books what books can give us.”
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Love is the desire to give, not to receive, something.”
Bertolt Brecht
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It is boorish to live ungraciously: the giving is the hardest part what does it cost to add a smile?”
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères
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Quotes for: smile:


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A smile is often the most essential thing. One is repaid by a smile. One is rewarded by a smile. One is animated by a smile.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms.”
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It is boorish to live ungraciously: the giving is the hardest part what does it cost to add a smile?”
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Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.”
Mark Twain
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Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter.”
Victor Hugo
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Abbé Pierre also said...


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Do not wait to be perfect to start something good.”
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Learning to love is why we are here.”
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We have as much need of reasons for living as of the necessities of life.”
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Everyone's responsibility involves two acts: wanting to know and daring to say.”
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Simplicity can only exist in what is true.”
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To have suffered oneself makes one much more understanding of others' suffering.”
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