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Jacques Maritain
(1882-1973) born on
Nov 18
French philosopher. He was respected both for his interpretation of the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas and for his own Thomist philosophy.
         
   
F
Poetry proceeds from the totality of man, sense, imagination, intellect, love, desire, instinct, blood and spirit together.

R
Americans seem sometimes to believe that if you are a thinker you must be a frowning bore, because thinking is so damn serious.
A
The poet knows himself only on the condition that things resound in him, and that in him, at a single awakening, they and he come forth together out of sleep.
N
A single idea, if it is right, saves us the labor of an infinity of experiences.
K
Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Enlarging the Change: The Princeton Seminars in Literary Criticism 1949-51," ed. Robert Fitzgerald, Northeastern University, 1985.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "Enlarging the Change: The Princeton Seminars in Literary Criticism 1949-51," ed. Robert Fitzgerald, Northeastern University, 1985.
N: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
K: "Reflections on America," ch. 17, 1948.
   


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