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Charles Bukowski
Ernest Renan Quotes
All the great things of humanity have been accomplished in the name of absolute principles.
Ernest Renan

As a rule, all heroism is due to a lack of reflection, and thus it is necessary to maintain a mass of imbeciles. If they once understand themselves the ruling men will be lost.
Ernest Renan

Communism is in conflict with human nature.
Ernest Renan

I can die when I wish to: that is my elixir of life.
Ernest Renan

Man makes holy what he believes.
Ernest Renan

Religion is not a popular error; it is a great instinctive truth, sensed by the people, expressed by the people.
Ernest Renan

The greatest men of a nation are those it puts to death.
Ernest Renan

The liberty of the individual is a necessary postulate of human progress.
Ernest Renan

The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.
Ernest Renan

To conceive the good, in fact, is not sufficient; it must be made to succeed among men. To accomplish this less pure paths must be followed.
Ernest Renan

When people complain of life, it is almost always because they have asked impossible things of it.
Ernest Renan

Type:
Philosopher
Date of Birth:
1823-02-28
Year of Death:
1992
Nationality:
French
 

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