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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.
         
   
F
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.

R
Very simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds.
A
Two elements are needed to form a truth -- a fact and an abstraction.
N
Thinking is hard work. One can't bear burdens and ideas at the same time.
K
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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