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Arthur Rimbaud

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Biography - Arthur Rimbaud:

French poet.
Born: 1854 - Died: 1891
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain.




Translation

Translation

(French)



French
Je vis que tous les êtres ont une fatalité de bonheur : l'action n'est pas la vie, mais une façon de gâcher quelque force, un énervement. La morale est la faiblesse de la cervelle.




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Quotes for: morality


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We have need of morality only for want of love.
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Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
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All our dignity consists, then, in thought. By it we must elevate ourselves, and not by space and time which we cannot fill.
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Give and take pleasure, without harming yourself or anyone else — that, I think, sums up morality.
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It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
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The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
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It is found again.
What? Eternity.
It is the sea
Gone with the sun.

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I is another.
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Today I know how to salute beauty.
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I say one must be a seer, make oneself a seer. The poet makes himself a seer by an immense, long, deliberate derangement of all the senses.
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I turned silences and nights into words. What was unutterable, I wrote down. I made the whirling world stand still.
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Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge.
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