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The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows.
~ Gaston Bachelard | (French Philosopher and Poet ) | 1884-1962 | Sleep
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The skylines lit up at dead of night, the air-conditioning systems cooling empty hotels in the desert and artificial light in the middle of the day all have something both demented and admirable about them. The mindless luxury of a rich civilization, and yet of a civilization perhaps as scared to see the lights go out as was the hunter in his primitive night.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Civilization
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The smallest annoyances, disturb us the most.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Happiness
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The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Purpose
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The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Courage
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The surprises of thought are like those of love: they wear out. But here too you can carry on for a long time doing your conjugal duty.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Thoughts
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The thing I fear most is fear.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Fear
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The way of the world is to make laws, but follow custom.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Custom
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The weeping of an heir is laughter in disguise.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Inheritance
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The whole life of an American is passed like a game of chance, a revolutionary crisis, or a battle.
~ Alexis de Tocqueville | ( French social philosopher. ) | 1805-1889 | America
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The words of the world want to make sentences.
~ Gaston Bachelard | (French Philosopher and Poet ) | 1884-1962 | Words
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There are certain moments when we might wish the future were built by men of the past.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Future
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There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Defeat
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There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.
~ Lord Acton | (English historian ) | 1834-1902 | Argument
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There are two things which will always be very difficult for a democratic nation: to start a war and to end it.
~ Alexis de Tocqueville | ( French social philosopher. ) | 1805-1889 | War
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There is hardly a pioneer's hut which does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare. I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for the first time in a log cabin.
~ Alexis de Tocqueville | ( French social philosopher. ) | 1805-1889 | Education
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There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Family
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There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Conversation
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There is no detachment where there is no pain. And there is no pain endured without hatred or lying unless detachment is present too.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Pain
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There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation.
~ Henri Bergson | ( French philosopher. ) | 1859-1941 | Happiness
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There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman with impunity in civilized societies.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Men and Women
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