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I can see much to admire in all religions [...] But whether there be a God and whatever be His nature; whether we have an immortal soul or not, or whatever may be our state after death, I can have no fear of having to suffer for the study of nature and the search for truth.
-: [ Letter to a relative, (1861), as quoted on en.wikiquote.org ]
~ Gaston Bachelard | (French Philosopher and Poet ) | 1884-1962 | Religion
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A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power, but a few great hearts are not enough to make us worthy of using it.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Power
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A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Marriage
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A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Age
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A man should ever be ready booted to take his journey.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Traveling
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A mind enclosed in language is in prison.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Language
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A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Criticism
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A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | War
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A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.
~ Gaston Bachelard | (French philosopher and poet. ) | 1884-1962 | Language
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A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.
~ Lord Acton | (English historian ) | 1834-1902 | Procrastination
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A woman spent all Christmas Day in a telephone box without ringing anyone. If someone comes to phone, she leaves the box, then resumes her place afterwards. No one calls her either, but from a window in the street, someone watched her all day, no doubt since they had nothing better to do. The Christmas syndrome.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Christmas
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A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream.
~ Gaston Bachelard | (French Philosopher and Poet ) | 1884-1962 | Writers
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After mature deliberation of counsel, the good Queen to establish a rule and immutable example unto all posterity, for the moderation and required modesty in a lawful marriage, ordained the number of six times a day as a lawful, necessary and competent limit.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Sex
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Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Age
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All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure.
~ Jean-Paul Sartre | ( French writer and philosopher. ) | 1905-1980 | Action
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All the fame you should look for in life is to have lived it quietly.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Fame
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Ambition is not a vice of little people.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Ambition
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An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting; and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion, he will say ''Gentlemen'' to the person with whom he is conversing.
~ Alexis de Tocqueville | ( French social philosopher. ) | 1805-1889 | Conversation
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An atheist may be simply one whose faith and love are concentrated on the impersonal aspects of God.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Atheism
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Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.
-: [ The Pre-War Notebook (1933-1939),published at 1970 and edited by Richard Rees ]
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Art
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As for freedom, it will soon cease to exist in any shape or form. Living will depend upon absolute obedience to a strict set of arrangements, which it will no longer be possible to transgress. The air traveler is not free. In the future, life's passengers will be even less so: they will travel through their lives fastened to their (corporate) seats.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Freedom
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