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Louise Colet

  • It is better not to be loved than to be ill-loved or half-loved.

    • Louise Colet,
    • in Marilyn Gaddis Rose, trans., Lui, A View of Him ()
  • Before we love with our heart, we already love with our imagination.

    • Louise Colet,
    • in Marilyn Gaddis Rose, trans., Lui, A View of Him ()
  • Misfortune comes to people who live only on the memory of their past grandeur.

    • Louise Colet,
    • in Marilyn Gaddis Rose, trans., Lui, A View of Him ()
  • You know what they say, 'You have to work at wisdom; you have to take pains to be reasonable, but to be foolish, just let yourself go.'

    • Louise Colet,
    • in Marilyn Gaddis Rose, trans., Lui, A View of Him ()

Louise Colet, French writer, poet

(1810 - 1876)

Full name: Louise Révoil Colet.