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Georges Bernanos Quotes
Brief author info: Georges Bernanos (1888-1948) French novelist and political writer.
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The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.
Civilization exists precisely so that there may be no masses but rather men alert enough never to constitute masses.
A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all.
When writing of oneself one should show no mercy. Yet why at the first attempt to discover one's own truth does all inner strength seem to melt away in floods of self-pity and tenderness and rising tears?
Hell, madame, is to love no longer.
Hope is a risk that must be run.
Optimism approves of everything, submits to everything, believes everything; it is the virtue above all of the taxpayer.
The wish to pray is a prayer in itself.
It's a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so.
The modern state no longer has anything but rights; it does not recognize duties any more.
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