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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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The great person is ahead of their time, the smart make something out of it, and the blockhead, sets themselves against it.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Change
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The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Death
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The last thing a political party gives up is its vocabulary.
~ Alexis de Tocqueville | ( French social philosopher. ) | 1805-1889 | Words
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The least one can say of power is that a vocation for it is suspicious.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Power
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The liberated man is not the one who is freed in his ideal reality, his inner truth, or his transparency; he is the man who changes spaces, who circulates, who changes sex, clothes, and habits according to fashion, rather than morality, and who changes opinions not as his conscience dictates but in response to opinion polls.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Free Will
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The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality.
~ Alexis de Tocqueville | ( French social philosopher. ) | 1805-1889 | Religion
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The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Cheerfulness
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The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Education
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The most manifest sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness; her state is like that in the regions above the moon, always clear and serene.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Cheerfulness
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The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made into an object of affirmation and negation, when in reality they should be an object of contemplation.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Faith
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The needs of a human being are sacred. Their satisfaction cannot be subordinated either to reasons of state, or to any consideration of money, nationality, race, or color, or to the moral or other value attributed to the human being in question, or to any consideration whatsoever.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Aid
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The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Belief
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The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.
-: [ The History of Freedom in Antiquity (28 February 1877) ]
~ Lord Acton | (English historian ) | 1834-1902 | Democracy
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The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Admiration
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The payment of debts is necessary for social order. The non-payment is quite equally necessary for social order. For centuries humanity has oscillated, serenely unaware, between these two contradictory necessities.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Debt
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The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.
~ Jean-Paul Sartre | ( French writer and philosopher. ) | 1905-1980 | Generosity
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The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.
~ Henri Bergson | ( French philosopher. ) | 1859-1941 | Past
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The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.
-: [ Creative Evolution (1907), Chapter I. ]
~ Henri Bergson | ( French philosopher. ) | 1859-1941 | Past
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The real stumbling-block of totalitarian régimes is not the spiritual need of men for freedom of thought; it is men's inability to stand the physical and nervous strain of a permanent state of excitement, except during a few years of their youth.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Despotism
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The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows.
~ Gaston Bachelard | (French Philosopher and Poet ) | 1884-1962 | Sleep
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