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Alfred Victor Vigny
(1797-1863) born on
Mar 27
French man of letters. He was an early exponent of French romanticism, e.g., "Cliq-Mars," 1826; he also translated "Othello" into French verse.
Above all, we must abolish hope in the heart of man. A calm despair, without angry convulsions, without reproaches to Heaven, is the essence of wisdom.

Greatness is the dream of youth realized in old age.
The true God, the mighty God, is the God of ideas.
Perform your long and heavy task with energy, treading the path to which Fate has been pleased to call you.
Fainthearted animals move about in herds. The lion walks alone in the desert. Let the poet always walk thus.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
R: In "The New Webster's Dictionary of Quotations and Famous Phrases," by Donald Bolander, 1987.
A: "La Bouteille A la mer."
N: In "Oxford Dictionary of Quotations," by Oxford University Press, 1979, 1985.
K: In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.

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