Georges Bernanos - Quotes

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Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air.

Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air.

It's a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so.

It's a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so.

A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all. ---->>>

Hope is a risk that must be run.

Hope is a risk that must be run.

It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man.

It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man.

The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.

The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.

Hell, madam, is to love no longer.

Hell, madam, is to love no longer.

A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread. ---->>>

No one ever discovers the depths of his own loneliness. ---->>>

The wish to pray is a prayer in itself. God can ask no more than that of us. ---->>>

Who are you to condemn another's sin? He who condemns sin becomes part of it, espouses it. ---->>>

Faith is not a thing which one 'loses', we merely cease to shape our lives by it.

Faith is not a thing which one 'loses', we merely cease to shape our lives by it.

Purity is not imposed upon us as though it were a kind of punishment, it is one of those mysterious but obvious conditions of that supernatural knowledge of ourselves in the Divine, which we speak of as faith. Impurity does not destroy this knowledge, it slays our need for it. ---->>>

The modern state no longer has anything but rights; it does not recognize duties any more. ---->>>

What does the truth matter? Haven't we mothers all given our sons a taste for lies, lies which from the cradle upwards lull them, reassure them, send them to sleep: lies as soft and warm as a breast! ---->>>

Civilization exists precisely so that there may be no masses but rather men alert enough never to constitute masses. ---->>>

Truth is meant to save you first, and the comfort comes afterward. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: February 20, 1888
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Die: 07-05, 1948
Occupation: Author
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Georges Bernanos (French: [ʒɔʁʒ bɛʁnanɔs]; 20 February 1888 – 5 July 1948) was a French author, and a soldier in World War I. Of Roman Catholic and monarchist leanings, he was critical of bourgeois thought and was opposed to what he identified as defeatism. He thought this led to France's eventual occupation by Germany in 1940 during World War II (wikipedia)