Facts about Ernest Renan

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Ernest Renan was a famous Philosopher from France, who lived between February 28, 1823 and October 12, 1892.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 20 quotes who is written / told by Ernest, under the main topic Education.

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Famous quotes by Ernest Renan (20)


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"You may take great comfort from the fact that suffering inwardly for the sake of truth proves abundantly that one loves it and marks one out as being of the elect"
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"When people complain of life, it is almost always because they have asked impossible things of it"
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"To conceive the good, in fact, is not sufficient; it must be made to succeed among men. To accomplish this less pure paths must be followed"
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"The liberty of the individual is a necessary postulate of human progress"
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"The greatest men of a nation are those it puts to death"
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"Religion is not a popular error; it is a great instinctive truth, sensed by the people, expressed by the people"
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"Our opinions become fixed at the point where we stop thinking"
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"No idea can succeed except at the expense of sacrifice; no one ever escapes without enduring strain from the struggle of life"
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"Man makes holy what he believes"
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"Let us remember that sorrow alone is the creator of great things"
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"In morals, truth is but little prized when it is a mere sentiment, and only attains its full value when realized in the world as fact"
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"I can die when I wish to: that is my elixir of life"
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"He whom God has touched will always be a being apart: he is, whatever he may do, a stranger among men; he is marked by a sign"
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"God, if there is a God, take my soul, if I have a soul"
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"Communism is in conflict with human nature"
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"Blessed are the blind, for they know not enough to ask why"
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"As a rule, all heroism is due to a lack of reflection, and thus it is necessary to maintain a mass of imbeciles. If they once understand themselves the ruling men will be lost"
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"All the great things of humanity have been accomplished in the name of absolute principles"
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"All history is incomprehensible without Christ"
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"The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life"


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