My Eight Favorite French Quotes To Inspire You

The first month of the year found me trying to organize everything, decluttering the old and staying focus to the new. My New Year’s resolutions about blogging, like to post new content at least twice per week, faded quickly. The time I spent re-organizing my Society6 portfolio was exhausting and it didn’t leave me the latitudes for anything else. Yet, I repeat to myself what I say to my 5-year-old son when he loses in a game and he is feeling upset. It’s not possible to win always and succeed in everything from the first time; just don’t give up. You have to try and try again until you succeed excellence.

I believe the best antidote to negative thoughts and defeatist emotions is to change them with inspiring and motivational quotes. Here, I gathered my ten favorite French quotes including the english translation.


Ι.   Creer, C’est Vivre Deux Fois. 

To create is to live twice. 

—  Albert Camus


II.    Au milieu de l’hiver,

j’ai découvert  en moi un invincible été.

In the middle of winter, I discovered within myself an invincible summer. 

—  Albert Camus


III.  Savoir, penser, rêver. Tout est là. 

To know, to think, to dream. It’s all there.

— Victor Hugo


IV.  On ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur.

L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


V.  Imaginer c’est choisir.

To imagine is to choose.  

– Jean Giono


VI.  Aimer, ce n’est pas se regarder l’un l’autre,

c’est regarder ensemble dans la même direction

Love doesn’t mean gazing at each other,

but looking, together, in the same direction.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery


VII.   C’est parce que la vitesse de la lumière

est plus rapide que celle du son que tant de gens

paresse brillant avant d’avoir l’air con.

Since light travels faster than sound,

people appear bright until you hear them speak.

– Thomas Boishardy


VIII.   Laissez lire, et laissez danser ;

ces deux amusements ne feront jamais de mal au monde.

Let us read, and let us dance;

these two amusements will never do the world any harm.

– Voltaire

I hope you find this post inspiring!

Wish you all a beautiful day!


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