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Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain

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Biography - Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain:

French philosopher and journalist.
Born: 1868 - Died: 1951
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it's the only one we have.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Rien n’est plus dangereux qu’une idée quand on n’a qu’une idée.

German
Nichts ist gefährlicher als eine Idee, wenn man nur eine hat.




See also 

See also...



I fear the man of a single book.

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.

Where does this idea come from? It is like a pair of glasses on our nose through which we see whatever we look at. It never occurs to us to take them off.




Quotes for: danger


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Quotes about danger:


But where the danger is,
also grows the saving power.






The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.





The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.





Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.





The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of those who have not viewed the world.





It's too late to ask for advice when the danger comes.











Quotes for: idea


Quotes

Quotes about idea:


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.





There is something real in ideas, through which the true are distinguished from the false.





An idea is a meteor.





For it must not be supposed that merely because the justness of an idea has been proved it can be productive of effective action even on cultivated minds. This fact may be quickly appreciated by noting how slight is the influence of the clearest demonstration on the majority of men.





Do not have too artificial an idea of man but judge him naturally. Don't consider him too good or too bad.





The idea of the future, pregnant with an infinity of possibilities, is thus more fruitful than the future itself, and this is why we find more charm in hope than in possession, in dreams than in reality.











Quotes

Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain also said...


Pessimism comes from the temperament, optimism from the will.





The effort we make to be happy is never lost.





To love is to find one's riches outside oneself.





Doubt is not below knowledge, but above it.





To know is to know that one knows.





It is very true that we ought to think of the happiness of others; but it is not often enough said that the best thing we can do for those who love us is to be happy ourselves.












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