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Biography - Émile Zola:

French novelist, playwright and journalist.
Born: 1840 - Died: 1902
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

I have only one passion, that for light, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and which has the right to happiness.



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Other version: "I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness."


Source: J'accuse… !

Wikisource - J’accuse…!, paru dans L’Aurore, 13 janvier 1898 (fr) 




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Je n’ai qu’une passion, celle de la lumière, au nom de l’humanité qui a tant souffert et qui a droit au bonheur.

German
Ich habe nur eine Leidenschaft, nämlich Aufklärung im Namen der Menschheit, die so viel gelitten und ein Recht auf Glück hat.




See also 

See also...






Quotes for: happiness


Quotes

Quotes about happiness:


I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.





A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.





To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.





Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.





Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.





Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.











Quotes for: light


Quotes

Quotes about light:


To love beauty is to see light.





How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.





Cinema is the form of modern writing whose ink is light.





Where there is much light, the shadow is deep.





What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.





A smile costs less than electricity, but gives much light.











Quotes for: Human nature


Quotes

Quotes about human nature:


I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.





I am human, and I think that nothing of that which is human is alien to me.





Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.





Be humanity evermore our goal.





Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being? The time will come when humanity will extend its mantle over everything which breathes.





The dignity of mankind is in your hands; protect it!
It sinks with you! With you it will ascend.












Quotes for: passion


Quotes

Quotes about passion:


Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.





All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.





Nothing great has ever been accomplished without passion.





The time at our disposal each day is elastic the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.





There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.





To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.











Quotes

Quotes for: pain


Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.





I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance.





Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.





Who fears to suffer, already suffers what he fears.





No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.





Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.











Quotes

Émile Zola also said...


A society is only strong when it opens the truth up to the bright light of the sun.





Nothing develops intelligence like travel.





Nothing is ever finished ; only a little happiness is needed for everything to begin again.





Did science promise happiness? I do not believe it. It promised truth, and the question is to know if we will ever make happiness with truth.





Knowing where you want to go is a good start; but you have to show you are on your way.





If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.












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