French Philosopher Quotes


728 French Philosopher quotes:



"It's a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money."
"You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life."
"Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it."
"We are all special cases."
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."
"Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day."
"In order to exist just once in the world, it is necessary never again to exist."
"Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better."
"Integrity has no need of rules."
"The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding."
"By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more."
"Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity."
"Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions."
"A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession."
"Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic."
"All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure."
"The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody."
"Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present."
"Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on love."
"There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn."


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