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Alfred Victor Vigny
(1797-1863) born on
Mar 27
French man of letters. He was an early exponent of French romanticism, e.g., "Cliq-Mars," 1826; he also translated "Othello" into French verse.
         
   
F
Above all, we must abolish hope in the heart of man. A calm despair, without angry convulsions, without reproaches to Heaven, is the essence of wisdom.

R
Greatness is the dream of youth realized in old age.
A
The true God, the mighty God, is the God of ideas.
N
Perform your long and heavy task with energy, treading the path to which Fate has been pleased to call you.
K
Fainthearted animals move about in herds. The lion walks alone in the desert. Let the poet always walk thus.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
R: In "The New Webster's Dictionary of Quotations and Famous Phrases," by Donald Bolander, 1987.
A: "La Bouteille A la mer."
N: In "Oxford Dictionary of Quotations," by Oxford University Press, 1979, 1985.
K: In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
   


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