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A frenzied passion for art is a canker that devours everything else.
~ Charles Baudelaire | ( French poet. ) | 1821-1867 | Art
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A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better.
~ Jean de La Fontaine | ( French poet. ) | 1621-1695 | Attitude
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And again: No more gods! no more gods! Man is King, Man is God! -- But the great Faith is Love!
~ Arthur Rimbaud | (French poet and adventurer. ) | 1854-1891 | God
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Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
~ Jean de La Fontaine | ( French poet. ) | 1621-1695 | Appearance
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Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
~ Jean de La Fontaine | ( French poet. ) | 1621-1695 | Death
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Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
~ Jean de La Fontaine | ( French poet. ) | 1621-1695 | Belief
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Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art.
~ Charles Baudelaire | ( French poet. ) | 1821-1867 | Evil
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For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
~ Charles Baudelaire | ( French poet. ) | 1821-1867 | Business
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Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
~ Jean de La Fontaine | ( French poet. ) | 1621-1695 | Friendship
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Garde-toi, tant que tu vivras,
De juger des gens sur la mine.
"Beware so long as you live, of judging people by appearances."

-: [ Fables, VI. 5. ]
~ Jean de La Fontaine | ( French poet. ) | 1621-1695 | Appearance
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Hypocrite reader -- my fellow -- my brother!
~ Charles Baudelaire | ( French poet. ) | 1821-1867 | Books
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I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial.
~ Charles Baudelaire | ( French poet. ) | 1821-1867 | Fantasy
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I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain.
~ Arthur Rimbaud | (French poet and adventurer. ) | 1854-1891 | Morality
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Idle youth, enslaved to everything; by being too sensitive I have wasted my life.
~ Arthur Rimbaud | (French poet and adventurer. ) | 1854-1891 | Youth
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Inspiration comes of working every day.
~ Charles Baudelaire | ( French poet. ) | 1821-1867 | Work
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It is from the womb of art that criticism was born.
~ Charles Baudelaire | ( French poet. ) | 1821-1867 | Criticism
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It is the woman who chooses the man who will choose her.
~ Paul Géraldy | (French poet. ) | 1885-1983 | Men and Women
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It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
~ Jean de La Fontaine | ( French poet. ) | 1621-1695 | Deception
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It is unfortunately very true that, without leisure and money, love can be no more than an orgy of the common man. Instead of being a sudden impulse full of ardor and reverie, it becomes a distastefully utilitarian affair.
~ Charles Baudelaire | ( French poet. ) | 1821-1867 | Love
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Life is the farce which everyone has to perform.
~ Arthur Rimbaud | (French poet and adventurer. ) | 1854-1891 | Life
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Neither wealth or greatness render us happy.
~ Jean de La Fontaine | ( French poet. ) | 1621-1695 | Greatness
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Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend.
~ Jean de La Fontaine | ( French poet. ) | 1621-1695 | Danger
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One evening I sat Beauty on my knees --And I found her bitter --And I reviled her.
~ Arthur Rimbaud | (French poet and adventurer. ) | 1854-1891 | Beauty
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Our religion is itself profoundly sad -- a religion of universal anguish, and one which, because of its very catholicity, grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each man's own language -- so long as he knows anguish and is a painter.
~ Charles Baudelaire | ( French poet. ) | 1821-1867 | Catholicism
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Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
~ Jean de La Fontaine | ( French poet. ) | 1621-1695 | Friendship
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The argument of the strongest is always the best.
~ Jean de La Fontaine | ( French poet. ) | 1621-1695 | Argument
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The cannon thunders... limbs fly in all directions... one can hear the groans of victims and the howling of those performing the sacrifice... it's Humanity in search of happiness.
~ Charles Baudelaire | ( French poet. ) | 1821-1867 | War
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the loveliest trick of the Devil is to persuade you that he does not exist!
-: [ "The Generous Gambler" (Feb. 1864). ]
~ Charles Baudelaire | ( French poet. ) | 1821-1867 | Devil
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The more a man cultivates the arts the less he fornicates. A more and more apparent cleavage occurs between the spirit and the brute.
~ Charles Baudelaire | ( French poet. ) | 1821-1867 | Art
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There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness.
~ Charles Baudelaire | ( French poet. ) | 1821-1867 | Beauty
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To be just, that is to say, to justify its existence, criticism should be partial, passionate and political, that is to say, written from an exclusive point of view, but a point of view that opens up the widest horizons.
~ Charles Baudelaire | ( French poet. ) | 1821-1867 | Criticism
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To live lightheartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism -- this is the art of living.
~ Jean de La Fontaine | ( French poet. ) | 1621-1695 | Life
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To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art -- that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.
~ Charles Baudelaire | ( French poet. ) | 1821-1867 | Romance
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We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune.
~ Jean de La Fontaine | ( French poet. ) | 1621-1695 | Achievement
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We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.
~ Charles Baudelaire | ( French poet. ) | 1821-1867 | Time
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What a life! True life is elsewhere. We are not in the world.
~ Arthur Rimbaud | (French poet and adventurer. ) | 1854-1891 | Life
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What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense.
~ Charles Baudelaire | ( French poet. ) | 1821-1867 | Nature
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Young men wish; love, money and health. One day, they'll say; health, money and love.
~ Paul Géraldy | (French poet. ) | 1885-1983 | Youth
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