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Remy de Gourmont
(1858-1915) born on
Apr 04
French novelist, poet, playwright, philosopher. He was one of the most intelligent contemporary critics of the French symbolist movement.
In order to understand life it is not only necessary not to be indifferent to men, but not to be indifferent to flocks, to trees. One should be indifferent to nothing.

Very simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds.
Two elements are needed to form a truth -- a fact and an abstraction.
Thinking is hard work. One can't bear burdens and ideas at the same time.
Before undergoing a surgical operation arrange your temporal affairs -- you may live.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Philosophic Nights in Paris."
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "The New Webster's Dictionary of Quotations and Famous Phrases," by Donald Bolander, 1987.
N: "Promenades philosophiques."
K: Referring to the time when he was called to operate upon Queen Victoria.

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