Ernest Renan - Quotes

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Our opinions become fixed at the point where we stop thinking.

Our opinions become fixed at the point where we stop thinking.

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

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

Let us remember that sorrow alone is the creator of great things.

Let us remember that sorrow alone is the creator of great things.

He whom God has touched will always be a being apart: he is, whatever he may do, a stranger among men; he is marked by a sign. ---->>>

God, if there is a God, take my soul, if I have a soul. ---->>>

No idea can succeed except at the expense of sacrifice; no one ever escapes without enduring strain from the struggle of life. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

All history is incomprehensible without Christ. ---->>>

Blessed are the blind, for they know not enough to ask why. ---->>>

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

Man makes holy what he believes. ---->>>

All the great things of humanity have been accomplished in the name of absolute principles. ---->>>

Communism is in conflict with human nature. ---->>>

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

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

I can die when I wish to: that is my elixir of life. ---->>>

In morals, truth is but little prized when it is a mere sentiment, and only attains its full value when realized in the world as fact. ---->>>

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

You may take great comfort from the fact that suffering inwardly for the sake of truth proves abundantly that one loves it and marks one out as being of the elect. ---->>>

The greatest men of a nation are those it puts to death. ---->>>

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.

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.

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: February 28, 1823
Birthplace: Tréguier, Brittany
Die: October 12, 1892
Occupation: Philosopher
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Joseph Ernest Renan (French: [ʁənɑ̃]; 28 February 1823 – 2 October 1892) was a French expert of Semitic languages and civilizations (philology), philosopher, historian, and writer, devoted to his native province of Brittany. He is best known for his influential historical works on Early Christianity, and his political theories, especially concerning nationalism and national identity (wikipedia)