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Biography - Paul Verlaine:

French writer and poet.
Born: 1844 - Died: 1896
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

The art, my children, it is to be absolutely oneself.




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Translation

(French, German)



French
L'art, mes enfants, c'est d'être absolument soi-même.

German
Die Kunst, meine Kinder, ist absolut sich selbst zu sein.




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As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

Let me be that I am and seek not to alter me.




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Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.
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My trade and art is to live.
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The more I think about it the more I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.
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Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
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I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'
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The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
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Quotes for: oneself


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Quotes about oneself:


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
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A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
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If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
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To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
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Quotes for: child


All grown-ups were once children (but only few of them remember it).
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We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
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If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
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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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Mature manhood: that means to have rediscovered the seriousness one had as a child at play.
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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.
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Go, nothing is better for the soul
Than to dispel some sadness from a soul!

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Music before all else.
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The long sobs
Of the violins
Of autumn
Hurt my heart
With a monotonous
Languor

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Here are fruits, flowers, leaves and branches,
And here is my heart which beats only for you.

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Tears are shed in my heart like the rain on the town.
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And so I leave
On cruel winds
Squalling
And gusting me
Like a dead leaf
Falling.

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