Jacques Maritain - Quotes

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Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.

Americans seem sometimes to believe that if you are a thinker you must be a frowning bore, because thinking is so damn serious. ---->>>

A single idea, if it is right, saves us the labor of an infinity of experiences. ---->>>

We don't love qualities; we love a person; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as their qualities. ---->>>

Christianity taught men that love is worth more than intelligence.

Christianity taught men that love is worth more than intelligence.

The poet knows himself only on the condition that things resound in him, and that in him, at a single awakening, they and he come forth together out of sleep. ---->>>

Poetry proceeds from the totality of man, sense, imagination, intellect, love, desire, instinct, blood and spirit together. ---->>>

A man of courage flees forward, in the midst of new things.

A man of courage flees forward, in the midst of new things.

The great and admirable strength of America consists in this, that America is truly the American people. ---->>>

I don't see America as a mainland, but as a sea, a big ocean. Sometimes a storm arises, a formidable current develops, and it seems it will engulf everything. Wait a moment, another current will appear and bring the first one to naught. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: November 18, 1882
Birthplace: Paris, France
Die: 04-28, 1973
Occupation: Philosopher
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Jacques Maritain (18 November 1882 – 28 April 1973) was a French Catholic philosopher. Raised as a Protestant, he became an agnostic before converting to Catholicism in 1906. An author of more than 60 books, he helped to revive St. Thomas Aquinas for modern times, and was influential in the development and drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (wikipedia)