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Charles Baudelaire

Quote of Charles Baudelaire - Poetry and progress are like two...


Biography - Charles Baudelaire:

French poet.
Born: 1821 - Died: 1867
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place.




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Quotes about poetry:


Why should poetry have to make sense?
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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
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Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.
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Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
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Poesy dissolves foreign being into our own.
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Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.
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Quotes for: progress


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Quotes for: progress


A great part of progress consists in the desire to make progress.
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To progress, it is not enough to want to act, one must first know in which direction to act.
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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world : the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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World history is the progress of the consciousness of freedom.
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Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
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The real democratic progress is not to lower the level of the elite toward that of the crowd, but to raise that of the crowd toward the elite.
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There are moments in life when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence immeasurably increased.
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There is no sweeter pleasure than to surprise a man by giving him more than he hopes for.
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I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.
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Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste.
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There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start.
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Always be a poet, even in prose.
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