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Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain
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Biography : French philosopher and journalist.
Born: 1868 - Died: 1951
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
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Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it's the only one we have.
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Pessimism comes from the temperament, optimism from the will.
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The effort we make to be happy is never lost.
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To love is to find one's riches outside oneself.
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Doubt is not below knowledge, but above it.
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To know is to know that one knows.
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It is very true that we ought to think of the happiness of others; but it is not often enough said that the best thing we can do for those who love us is to be happy ourselves.
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To make a virtue out of necessity; that is the beautiful and great work.
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Every idea I get I have to deny, that's my way of testing it.
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We do not always have enough strength to bear the misfortunes of others.
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All the arts are like mirrors in which the human beings know and recognize something of themselves they ignored.
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Untie, liberate, and do not be afraid. He who is free is disarmed.
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Certainly thinking is pleasant, but the pleasure of thinking must be subordinated to the art of making decisions.
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Wouldn't a sailor laugh at you if you told him that the whole crossing depends on the first turn of the helm?
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