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Life begins on the other side of despair.
~ Jean-Paul Sartre | ( French writer and philosopher. ) | 1905-1980 | Despair
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Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.
~ Gaston Bachelard | (French Philosopher and Poet ) | 1884-1962 | Literature
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Lying is a terrible vice, it testifies that one despises God, but fears men.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Lies
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magination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our life.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Imagination
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Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.
~ Gaston Bachelard | (French philosopher and poet. ) | 1884-1962 | Desire
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Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.
-: [ The Psychoanalysis of Fire, ch. 2, "Fire and Reverie" (1938) ]
~ Gaston Bachelard | (French Philosopher and Poet ) | 1884-1962 | Desire
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Man is a useless passion.
~ Jean-Paul Sartre | ( French writer and philosopher. ) | 1905-1980 | Humankind
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Man is an imagining being.
-: [ La poétique de la rêverie (The Poetics of Reverie) (1960) Ch. 2, sect. 10 ]
~ Gaston Bachelard | (French Philosopher and Poet ) | 1884-1962 | Imagination
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Man is stark mad; he cannot make a flea, and yet he will be making gods by the dozens.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Humankind
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Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Marriage
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Misfortunes leave wounds which bleed drop by drop even in sleep; thus little by little they train man by force and dispose him to wisdom in spite of himself. Man must learn to think of himself as a limited and dependent being; and only suffering teaches
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Adversity
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Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Morality
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My art and profession is to live.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Life
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Nature should have been pleased to have made this age miserable, without making it also ridiculous.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Age
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Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Language
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No man has received from nature the right to give orders to others. Freedom is a gift from heaven, and every individual of the same species has the right to enjoy it as soon as he is in enjoyment of his reason.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Freedom
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No wind favors him who has no destined port.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Goals
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No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Goals
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Nothing can have as its destination anything other than its origin. The contrary idea, the idea of progress, is poison.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Destiny
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Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Belief
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Oh senseless man, who cannot possibly make a worm, and yet will make Gods by dozens.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Religion
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