814 Total Quotes

French Philosopher Quotes

So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us.
Gaston Bachelard
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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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Albert Camus
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
Albert Camus
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Blaise Pascal
The heart has reasons that reason cannot know.
Blaise Pascal
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Albert Camus
For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
Albert Camus
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Albert Camus
It's a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
Albert Camus
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Jean-Paul Sartre
Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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Blaise Pascal
Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
Blaise Pascal
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Albert Camus
The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
Albert Camus
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Prayer holds together the shattered fragments of the creation. It makes history possible.
Jacques Ellul
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Albert Camus
We are all special cases.
Albert Camus
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Blaise Pascal
Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.
Blaise Pascal
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Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention.
Simone Weil
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Albert Camus
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
Albert Camus
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Charles De Montesquieu,
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
Charles De Montesquieu,
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There is not in the world so toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame; life concludes before you have so much as sketched your work.
Jean Bruyere
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Albert Camus
Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
Albert Camus
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Blaise Pascal
All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
Blaise Pascal
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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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Charles De Montesquieu,
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
Charles De Montesquieu,
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Charles De Montesquieu,
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
Charles De Montesquieu,
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Albert Camus
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
Albert Camus
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Albert Camus
In order to exist just once in the world, it is necessary never again to exist.
Albert Camus
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To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend.
Jacques Derrida
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Albert Camus
Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day.
Albert Camus
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Blaise Pascal
Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
Blaise Pascal
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A Truth is the subjective development of that which is at once both new and universal. New: that which is unforeseen by the order of creation. Universal: that which can interest, rightly, every human individual, according to his pure humanity.
Alain Badiou
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Evil is the interruption of a truth by the pressure of particular or individual interests.
Alain Badiou
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Evil is the moment when I lack the strength to be true to the Good that compels me.
Alain Badiou
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