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Biography - André Comte-Sponville:

French philosopher.
Born: 1952
Period:
21st century
20th century
Place of birth: France
France

It is by playing the man, or the woman well that one helps humanity to exist. And it is necessary: it needs you just as you need it!




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Translation

(French)



French
C'est en faisant bien l'homme, ou la femme, qu'on aide l'humanité à se faire. Et il le faut : elle a besoin de toi, comme tu as besoin d'elle !




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There is nothing so beautiful and legitimate as to play the man well and properly.

The dignity of mankind is in your hands; protect it!
It sinks with you! With you it will ascend.





Quotes for: Human nature


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Quotes about human nature:


I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.
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I am human, and I think that nothing of that which is human is alien to me.
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Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.
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Be humanity evermore our goal.
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Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being? The time will come when humanity will extend its mantle over everything which breathes.
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Every man bears the whole stamp of the human condition.
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Quotes for: Woman


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Quotes about woman:


In fact, as a woman, I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.
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No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility.
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One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.
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Never forget that it will be enough for a political, economic or religious crisis for the rights of women to be called into question. These rights are never acquired. You will have to remain vigilant throughout your life.
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No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.
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The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.
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Quotes for: Man


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Quotes about man, all human beings:


No man is weak by choice.
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Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.
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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.
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Man is the future of man.
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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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We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
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We have need of morality only for want of love.
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Be confident: Truth is not the end of the way, it is the way itself.
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One is not born, but rather becomes, free.
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Philosophize, to think your life and to live your thoughts: for that is what philosophy is.
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Good is not something to contemplate; it is something to be done.
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All fear is imaginary, reality is its antidote.
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