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Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.
Simone Weil
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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
One may be humble out of pride.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
Simone Weil
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The great function of poetry is to give back to us the situations of our dreams.
Gaston Bachelard
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The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
Simone Weil
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Carl Sandburg
All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure.
Carl Sandburg
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Charles De Montesquieu,
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
Charles De Montesquieu,
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Jean-Paul Sartre
Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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When a contradiction is impossible to resolve except by a lie, then we know that it is really a door.
Simone Weil
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One seeks to make the loved one entirely happy, or, if that cannot be, entirely wretched.
Jean Bruyere
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We must always tell what we see. Above all, and this is more difficult, we must always see what we see.
Charles Peguy
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Short of genius a rich man cannot even imagine poverty.
Charles Peguy
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Freedom is a system based on courage.
Charles Peguy
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Albert Camus
Integrity has no need of rules.
Albert Camus
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Albert Camus
Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.
Albert Camus
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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
He who fears will suffer, he already suffers from his fear.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
I have never seen a greater monster or miracle in the world than myself.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of soul, impossible.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
The value of life is not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them; a man may live long yet very little.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
In nine lifetimes, you'll never know as much about your cat as your cat knows about you.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
The most manifest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
We can be knowledgable with other men's knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one's own goodness.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Unless a man feels he has a good enough memory, he should never venture to lie.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him.
Simone Weil
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Blaise Pascal
Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.
Blaise Pascal
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Blaise Pascal
Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
Blaise Pascal
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I love good and pleasure, I hate evil and pain, I want to be happy and I am not mistaken in believing, that people, angels and even demons have those same inclinations.
Nicolas Malebranche
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