French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1947
1869 - 1951
The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say -- because they were too obvious.
Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else.
There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.
In order to be utterly happy the only thing necessary is to refrain from comparing this moment with other moments in the past, which I often did not fully enjoy because I was comparing them with other moments of the future.
It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.