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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

Certainly thinking is pleasant, but the pleasure of thinking must be subordinated to the art of making decisions.




Translation

Translation

(French)



French
Certes il est agréable de penser ; mais il faut que le plaisir de penser se paie de l'art de décider.




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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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He who thinks little, errs much.
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
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I think, therefore I am.
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For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
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Quotes for: pleasure


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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
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Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.
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If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.
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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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The fruits of labor are the sweetest of all pleasures.
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The pleasure from hard effort is the sweetest.
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Quotes for: decision


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Quotes about decision:


I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.
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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.
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All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.
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As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.
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How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
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Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it's the only one we have.
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Pessimism comes from the temperament, optimism from the will.
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The effort we make to be happy is never lost.
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To love is to find one's riches outside oneself.
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Doubt is not below knowledge, but above it.
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To know is to know that one knows.
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