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Vladimir Jankélévitch

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Biography - Vladimir Jankélévitch:

French philosopher and musicologist.
Born: 1903 - Died: 1985
20th century
Place of birth: France

If life is ephemeral, the fact of having lived a life which is ephemeral is an eternal fact.



(French, German)

Si la vie est éphémère, le fait d’avoir vécu une vie éphémère est un fait éternel.

Während das Leben vergänglich ist, ist die Tatsache, ein vergängliches Leben gelebt zu haben, ewig.

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Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.

Quotes for: life


Quotes about life:

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

Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.

A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

To live means to love, but above all, to love life.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Quotes for: eternity


Quotes about eternity:

It is found again.
What? Eternity.
It is the sea
Gone with the sun.

Time, that moving image of an immovable eternity.

Be humanity evermore our goal.

Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.

Eternity is like a wheel, which has neither beginning nor end.


Vladimir Jankélévitch also said...

We cannot say why. The reason for love is love. The reason for love is that we love.

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