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Gérard de Nerval

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Biography - Gérard de Nerval:

French writer and poet.
Born: 1808 - Died: 1855
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

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The tree of knowledge is not the tree of life! And yet can we cast out of our spirits all the good or evil poured into them by so many learned generations? Ignorance cannot be learned.
Gérard de Nerval




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(French)


French
L’arbre de science n’est pas l’arbre de vie ! Cependant, pouvons-nous rejeter de notre esprit ce que tant de générations intelligentes y ont versé de bon ou de funeste ? L’ignorance ne s’apprend pas.”
Gérard de Nerval




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My life is my message.”
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Intelligence has value only in the service of love.”
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What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
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The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”
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The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
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Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.”
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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
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Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.”
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It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man.”
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The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.”
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The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be miserable. A tree does not know itself to be miserable.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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There is only one vice of which no-one boasts - ingratitude.”
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Nothing is indifferent, nothing is powerless in the universe; an atom can dissolve everything, an atom can save everything”
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Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.”
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Our dreams are a second life. I have never been able to penetrate without a shudder those ivory or horned gates which separate us from the invisible world.”
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When the soul drifts uncertainly between life and the dream, between the mind's disorder and the return to cool reflection, it is in religious thought that we should seek consolation.”
Gérard de Nerval - Aurélia ou le Rêve et la Vie
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