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Ernest Renan Quotes
Brief author info: Ernest Renan (1823-1892) French writer, critic, scholar.
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When people complain of life, it is almost always because they have asked impossible things from it.
Man makes holy what he believes as he makes beautiful what he loves.
O Lord, if there is a Lord, save my soul, if I have a soul.
Good-humor is a philosophic state of mind; it seems to say to Nature that we take her no more seriously than she takes us.
The epic disappeared along with the age of personal heroism; there can be no epic with artillery.
The talent of historians lies in their creating a true ensemble out of facts which are but half-true.
The man who obeys is nearly always better than the man who commands.
The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.
Religion is not a popular error; it is a great instinctive truth, sensed by the people, expressed by the people.
The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have given his life.
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