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Ernest Renan
(1823-1892) born on
Feb 28
French philosopher, historian, scholar. He was a leader of the school of critical philosophy in France.
         
   
F
The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with facts for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.

R
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.
A
Our opinions become fixed at the point where we stop thinking.
N
No idea can succeed except at the expense of sacrifice; no one ever escapes without enduring strain from the struggle of life.
K
When people complain of life, it is almost always because they have asked impossible things of it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: 'Souvenirs d'enfance et de jeunesse'
R: Orlando, in Caliban, act 2, sc. 1.
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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