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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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The abjection of our political situation is the only true challenge today. Only facing up to this situation in all its desperation can help us get out of it.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Politics
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The appetite for power, even for universal power, is only insane when there is no possibility of indulging it; a man who sees the possibility opening before him and does not try to grasp it, even at the risk of destroying himself and his country, is either
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Power
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The arbitrary rule of a just and enlightened prince is always bad. His virtues are the most dangerous and the surest form of seduction: they lull a people imperceptibly into the habit of loving, respecting, and serving his successor, whoever that successor may be, no matter how wicked or stupid.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Despotism
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The beauty of stature is the only beauty of men.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Beauty
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The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Doctors
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The best laws cannot make a constitution work in spite of morals; morals can turn the worst laws to advantage. That is a commonplace truth, but one to which my studies are always bringing me back. It is the central point in my conception. I see it at the end of all my reflections.
-: [ De la supériorité des mœurs sur les lois (1831) Oeuvres complètes, vol. VIII, p. 286 ]
~ Alexis de Tocqueville | ( French social philosopher. ) | 1805-1889 | Law
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The books one has written in the past have two surprises in store: one couldn't write them again, and wouldn't want to.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Books
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The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know.
~ Gaston Bachelard | (French Philosopher and Poet ) | 1884-1962 | Progress
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The confidence in another man's virtue is no light evidence of a man's own, and God willingly favors such a confidence.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Confidence
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The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the spirituality of work.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Work
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The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.
~ Lord Acton | (English historian ) | 1834-1902 | Society
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The decisions of law courts should never be printed: in the long run, they form a counter authority to the law.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Law
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The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Past
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The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits him to endure the lack of God.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Atheism
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The era of the political was one of anomie: crisis, violence, madness and revolution. The era of the trans-political is that of anomaly: an aberration of no consequence, contemporaneous with the event of no consequence.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Politics
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The finest lives in my opinion are the common model, without miracle and without extravagance.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Life
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The following general definition of an animal: a system of different organic molecules that have combined with one another, under the impulsion of a sensation similar to an obtuse and muffled sense of touch given to them by the creator of matter as a whole, until each one of them has found the most suitable position for its shape and comfort.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Animals
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The future is made of the same stuff as the present.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Future
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The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express.
~ Alexis de Tocqueville | ( French social philosopher. ) | 1805-1889 | Language
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The great and glorious masterpiece of man is how to live with purpose.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Purpose
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