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To excel the past we must not allow ourselves to lose contact with it; on the contrary, we must feel it under our feet because we raised ourselves upon it.
Poetry is adolescence fermented and thus preserved.
The poet begins where the man ends. The man's lot is to live his human life, the poet s to invent what is nonexistent.
Every life is, more or less, a ruin among whose debris we have to discover what the person ought to have been.
There may be as much nobility in being last as in being first, because the two positions are equally necessary in the world, the one to complement the other.
To rule is not so much a question of the heavy hand as the firm seat.
Stupefaction, when it persists, becomes stupidity.
Thought is not a gift to man but a laborious, precarious and volatile acquisition.
Men play at tragedy because they do not believe in the reality of the tragedy which is actually being staged in the civilised world.
For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great.
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