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Quote Left Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him. Quote Right
Quote Left Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention. Quote Right
Quote Left What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war. Petrol is much more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict. Quote Right
Quote Left A mind enclosed in language is in prison. Quote Right
Quote Left Bourgeois society is infected by monomania the monomania of accounting. For it, the only thing that has value is what can be counted in francs and centimes. It never hesitates to sacrifice human life to figures which look well on paper, such as national budgets or industrial balance sheets. Quote Right
Quote Left Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction. Quote Right
Quote Left All sins are attempts to fill voids. Quote Right
Quote Left Misfortunes leave wounds which bleed drop by drop even in sleep thus little by little they train man by force and dispose him to wisdom in spite of himself. Man must learn to think of himself as a limited and dependent being and only suffering teaches him this. Quote Right
Quote Left When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years. But above this level, far above, separated by an abyss, is the level where the highest things are achieved. These things are essentially anonymous. Quote Right
Quote Left Beauty always promises, but never gives anything. Quote Right
Quote Left The only hope of socialism resides in those who have already brought about in themselves, as far as is possible in the society of today, that union between manual and intellectual labor which characterizes the society we are aiming at. Quote Right
Quote Left To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul. Quote Right
Quote Left The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say, What are you going through Quote Right
Quote Left The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism, tuberculosis, and some other diseases, much more virulent in a hitherto virgin soil. Quote Right
Quote Left To us, men of the West, a very strange thing happened at the turn of the century; without noticing it, we lost science, or at least the thing that had been called by that name for the last four centuries. What we now have in place of it is something different, radically different, and we don't know what it is. Nobody knows what it is. Quote Right
Quote Left To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself. Quote Right
Quote Left Charity. To love human beings in so far as they are nothing. That is to love them as God does. Quote Right
Quote Left Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible does not give rise to revolt but to submission. Quote Right
Quote Left What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war. Petrol is more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict. Quote Right
Quote Left Purity is the power to contemplate defilement. Quote Right
Quote Left Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought. Quote Right
Quote Left There can be a true grandeur in any degree of submissiveness, because it springs from loyalty to the laws and to an oath, and not from baseness of soul. Quote Right
Quote Left Most idealistic people are skint. I have discovered that people with money have no imagination, and people with imagination have no money. Quote Right
Quote Left Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty. Quote Right
Quote Left The afflicted are not listened to. They are like someone whose tongue has been cut out and who occasionally forgets the fact. When they move their lips no ear perceives any sound. And they themselves soon sink into impotence in the use of language, because of the certainty of not being heard. Quote Right
Quote Left Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life. Quote Right
Quote Left Whatever debases the intelligence degrades the entire human being. Quote Right
Quote Left When a contradiction is impossible to resolve except by a lie, then we know that it is really a door. Quote Right
Quote Left The appetite for power, even for universal power, is only insane when there is no possibility of indulging it; a man who sees the possibility opening before him and does not try to grasp it, even at the risk of destroying himself and his country, is either Quote Right
Quote Left Culture is an instrument wielded by professors to manufacture professors who when their turn comes, will manufacture professors. Quote Right
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