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Albert Camus
Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.
Albert Camus
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Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.
Simone Weil
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Blaise Pascal
We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
Blaise Pascal
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Jean-Paul Sartre
God is absence. God is the solitude of man.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it.
Simone Weil
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Albert Camus
A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.
Albert Camus
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Charles De Montesquieu,
It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.
Charles De Montesquieu,
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Albert Camus
To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
Albert Camus
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Blaise Pascal
The gospel to me is simply irresistible.
Blaise Pascal
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Any father whose son raises his hand against him is guilty of having produced a son who raised his hand against him.
Charles Peguy
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Blaise Pascal
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.
Blaise Pascal
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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
It should be noted that children at play are not playing about; their games should be seen as their most serious-minded activity.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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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
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Blaise Pascal
Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care.
Blaise Pascal
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Albert Camus
You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.
Albert Camus
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A news sense is really a sense of what is important, what is vital, what has color and life - what people are interested in. That's journalism.
Burton Rascoe
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Albert Camus
Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.
Albert Camus
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Jean-Paul Sartre
Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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Albert Camus
Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.
Albert Camus
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Charles De Montesquieu,
A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century.
Charles De Montesquieu,
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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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Blaise Pascal
To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher.
Blaise Pascal
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Humility is attentive patience.
Simone Weil
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Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul.
Gaston Bachelard
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Charles De Montesquieu,
An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.
Charles De Montesquieu,
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One must laugh before one is happy, or one may die without ever laughing at all.
Jean Bruyere
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Charles De Montesquieu,
To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
Charles De Montesquieu,
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A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket.
Charles Peguy
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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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Jean-Paul Sartre
Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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