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Brief author info: Francois Mauriac (1885-1970) French novelist, essayist, playwright.
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By the time a man notices that he is no longer young, his youth has long since left him.
The scapegoat has always had the mysterious power of unleashing man's ferocious pleasure in torturing, corrupting, and befouling.
What I fear is not being forgotten after my death, but, rather, not being enough forgotten. As we were saying, it is not our books that survive, but our poor lives that linger in the histories.
Human love is often but the encounter of two weaknesses.
By the time a man notices that he is no longer young, his youth has long since left him.
The grandeur of man lies in song, not in thought.
A cemetery saddens us because it is the only place of the world in which we do not meet our dead again.
Let us be wary of ready-made ideas about cowardice and courage: the same burden weighs infinitely more heavily on some shoulders than on others.
A good critic is the sorcerer who makes some hidden spring gush forth unexpectedly under our feet.
The arrogance of poets is only a defense; doubt gnaws the greatest among them; they need our testimony to escape despair.
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