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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

Illusions fall away, like the peels of a fruit, one after another, and the fruit is experience.




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French
Les illusions tombent l’une après l’autre, comme les écorces d’un fruit, et le fruit, c’est l’expérience.




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Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
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What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.
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Wisdom is the daughter of experience.
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Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
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Experience is the teacher of all things.
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No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
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Quotes for: illusion


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A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion.
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The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
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The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduce them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.
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Knowledge kills action; action requires the veils of illusion
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I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
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The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
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There is only one vice of which no-one boasts - ingratitude.
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Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
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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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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.
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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.
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