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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.
In morals, truth is but little prized when it is a mere sentiment, and only attains its full value when realized in the world as fact.

You may take great comfort from the fact that suffering inwardly for the sake of truth proves abundantly that one loves it and marks one out as being of the elect.
He whom God has touched will always be a being apart: he is, whatever he may do, a stranger among men; he is marked by a sign.
Man makes holy what he believes, as he makes beautiful what he loves.
To conceive the good, in fact, is not sufficient; it must be made to succeed among men. To accomplish this less pure paths must be followed.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Life of Jesus, ch. 5 (1863).
R: Quoted in: H. W. Wardman, Ernest Renan: a Critical Biography, "Saint Sulpice and the Hidden God" (1964).
A: Last lines of L'Avenir de la Science (1890; repr. in Oeuvres Complètes, vol. 3).
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: The Life of Jesus, ch. 5 (1863).

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