“Do not let yourself get abused. Remember to be cautious. Even when there’s proof: it constantly changes.
Do not put too high neither people nor things. Neither should you put them too low. Yes, do not put them too low.
Rise above. Give up hate: it hurts the people who carry it more than those who are subject to it.
Do not try to be wise at all costs. Madness is also a form of wisdom. And wisdom, a madness.
Run away from precepts and excessive preachiness. Throw this book away. Do whatever you want. And what you can. Cry when you need to. Laugh.
I laughed a lot. I laughed at the world and at others and at myself. Nothing is really important. Everything is tragic. Everything that we love will die. And I will die too. Life is beautiful. ”
-Jean d’Ormesson | French novelist
translated from French as best I could