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Ideas are refined and multiplied in the commerce of minds. In their splendor, images effect a very simple communion of souls.
~ Gaston Bachelard | (French Philosopher and Poet ) | 1884-1962 | Ideas
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If a man urge me to tell wherefore I loved him, I feel it cannot be expressed but by answering: Because it was he, because it was myself.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Friendship
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If everything is perfect, language is useless. This is true for animals. If animals don't speak, it's because everything's perfect for them. If one day they start to speak, it will be because the world has lost a certain sort of perfection.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Language
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If Germany, thanks to Hitler and his successors, were to enslave the European nations and destroy most of the treasures of their past, future historians would certainly pronounce that she had civilized Europe.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Civilization
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If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.
~ Gaston Bachelard | (French Philosopher and Poet ) | 1884-1962 | Home
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If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier that other people, and this is always 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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If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Marriage
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If we consider the superiority of the human species, the size of its brain, its powers of thinking, language and organization, we can say this: were there the slightest possibility that another rival or superior species might appear, on earth or elsewhere, man would use every means at his disposal to destroy it.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Humankind
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If you don't know how to die, don't worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don't bother your head about it.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Death
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If you say, I love you, then you have already fallen in love with language, which is already a form of break up and infidelity.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Love
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Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Imagination
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In days gone by, we were afraid of dying in dishonor or a state of sin. Nowadays, we are afraid of dying fools. Now the fact is that there is no Extreme Unction to absolve us of foolishness. We endure it here on earth as subjective eternity.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Fools
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In my opinion, the most fruitful and natural play of the mind is in conversation. I find it sweeter than any other action in life; and if I were forced to choose, I think I would rather lose my sight than my hearing and voice. The study of books is a drowsy and feeble exercise which does not warm you up.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Conversation
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In order to remain true to oneself one ought to renounce one's party three times a day.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Politics
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In order to shake a hypothesis, it is sometimes not necessary to do anything more than push it as far as it will go.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Theory
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In other words, a democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
~ Alexis de Tocqueville | ( French social philosopher. ) | 1805-1889 | Taxes
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In plain truth, lying is an accursed vice. We are not men, nor have any other tie upon another, but by our word.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Lies
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In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Politics
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In politics... shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
~ Alexis de Tocqueville | ( French social philosopher. ) | 1805-1889 | Politics
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In struggling against anguish one never produces serenity; the struggle against anguish only produces new forms of anguish.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Grief
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In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Church
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