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To love someone is to isolate him from the world, wipe out every trace of him, dispossess him of his shadow, drag him into a murderous future. It is to circle around the other like a dead star and absorb him into a black light.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Love
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To reflect is to disturb one's thoughts.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Thoughts
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To say of men that they are bad is to say they are worse than we think we are, or worse than the ideal man whose image we have built up on the basis of a certain few.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Judgment
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To set up as a standard of public morality a notion which can neither be defined nor conceived is to open the door to every kind of tyranny.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Morality
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Truth is always served by great minds, even if they fight it.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Truth
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Truth is the only merit that gives dignity and worth to history.
-: [ The History of Freedom in Antiquity (28 February 1877) ]
~ Lord Acton | (English historian ) | 1834-1902 | History
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Two half philosophers will probably never a whole metaphysician make.
~ Gaston Bachelard | (French philosopher and poet. ) | 1884-1962 | Metaphysics
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Two half philosophers will probably never a whole metaphysician make.
~ Gaston Bachelard | (French Philosopher and Poet ) | 1884-1962 | Metaphysics
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Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication. It is the same with us and God. Every separation is a link.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Communication
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Two things in America are astonishing: the changeableness of most human behavior and the strange stability of certain principles. Men are constantly on the move, but the spirit of humanity seems almost unmoved.
~ Alexis de Tocqueville | ( French social philosopher. ) | 1805-1889 | America
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We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Knowledge
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We can only know one thing about God -- that he is what we are not. Our wretchedness alone is an image of this. The more we contemplate it, the more we contemplate him.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | God
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We cannot do without it, and yet we disgrace and vilify the same. It may be compared to a cage, the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair to get out.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Marriage
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We must act out passion before we can feel it.
~ Jean-Paul Sartre | ( French writer and philosopher. ) | 1905-1980 | Passion
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We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Modesty
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We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offend a man for his own good is to have a healthy love for him.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Judgment
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We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Education
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We shall never resolve the enigma of the relation between the negative foundations of greatness and that greatness itself.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Greatness
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We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Truth
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We wish to be happier than other people; and this is difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.
~ Charles-Louis de Secondat Montesquieu | ( French political philosopher whose major work, The ) | 1689-1755 | Happiness
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What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war. Petrol is more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | War
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What is the most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class.
~ Alexis de Tocqueville | ( French social philosopher. ) | 1805-1889 | Wealth
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What you have to do is enter the fiction of America, enter America as fiction. It is, indeed, on this fictive basis that it dominates the world.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | America
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When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Thoughts
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When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Amusement
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When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years. But above this level, far above,
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Achievement
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When the rich wage war it is the poor who die.
~ Jean-Paul Sartre | ( French writer and philosopher. ) | 1905-1980 | Poverty
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Who does not in some sort live to others, does not live much to himself.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Lies
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Wisdom hath her excesses, and no less need of moderation than folly.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Knowledge
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Wise people are foolish if they cannot adapt to foolish people.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Knowledge
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With the truth, you need to get rid of it as soon as possible and pass it on to someone else. As with illness, this is the only way to be cured of it. The person who keeps truth in his hands has lost.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Truth
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Words are loaded pistols.
~ Jean-Paul Sartre | ( French writer and philosopher. ) | 1905-1980 | Words
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