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I shall go further and say that even if an examination of the past could lead to any valid prediction concerning man's future, that prediction would be the contrary of reassuring. ---->>>

Peace, if it ever exists, will not be based on the fear of war but on the love of peace. ---->>>

And History will smile to think that this is the species for which Socrates and Jesus Christ died. ---->>>

It may be said that modern Europe with teachers who inform it that its realist instincts are beautiful, acts ill and honors what is ill. ---->>>

The man of science, the artist, the philosopher are attached to their nations as much as the day-laborer and the merchant. ---->>>

All Europe, including Erasmus, has followed Luther. ---->>>

Nothing seems to me more doubtful than Aristotle's remark that it is probable the arts and philosophy have several times been discovered and several times lost. ---->>>


Nationality: French
Born: December 26, 1867
Birthplace: Paris
Die: 06-07, 1956
Occupation: Philosopher

Julien Benda (26 December 1867 – 7 June 1956) was a French philosopher and novelist. He remains famous for his short book, La Trahison des Clercs (The Treason of the Intellectuals or The Betrayal of the Intellectuals). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.(wikipedia)