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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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One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. To remain in touch with the past requires a love of memory. To remain in touch with the past requires a constant imaginative effort.
~ Gaston Bachelard | (French philosopher and poet. ) | 1884-1962 | Past
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One must credit an hypothesis with all that has had to be discovered in order to demolish it.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Theory
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Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Passion
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Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.
~ Lord Acton | (English historian ) | 1834-1902 | Opinions
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Politicians -- power itself -- are abject because they merely embody the profound contempt people have for their own lives. One should be grateful to the politicians for accepting the abstractness of power, and ridding others of its burden. This inevitably kills them but they get their revenge by passing onto others the corpse of power.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Politics
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Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of the mind is irreparable.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Poverty
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Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
~ Lord Acton | (English historian ) | 1834-1902 | Power
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Prerequisite for rereadability in books: that they be forgettable.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Books
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Renown? I've already got more of it than those I respect, and will never have as much as those for whom I feel contempt..
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Fame
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Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul.
~ Gaston Bachelard | (French philosopher and poet. ) | 1884-1962 | Dreams
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Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul.
~ Gaston Bachelard | (French Philosopher and Poet ) | 1884-1962 | Dreams
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Sadder than destitution, sadder than a beggar is the man who eats alone in public. Nothing more contradicts the laws of man or beast, for animals always do each other the honor of sharing or disputing each other's food.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Food
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Scarcely any political question arises in the United States that is not resolved, sooner or later, into a judicial question.
~ Alexis de Tocqueville | ( French social philosopher. ) | 1805-1889 | Law
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Sentences are like sharp nails, which force truth upon our memories.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Justice
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Since we cannot attain unto it, let us revenge ourselves with railing against it.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Criticism
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Socrates thought and so do I that the wisest theory about the gods is no theory at all.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Theory
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Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Criticism
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Taking it all in all, I find it is more trouble to watch after money than to get it.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Money
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Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Television
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Terror is as much a part of the concept of truth as runniness is of the concept of jam. We wouldn't like jam if it didn't, by its very nature, ooze. We wouldn't like truth if it wasn't sticky, if, from time to time, it didn't ooze blood.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Fear
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