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Biography - André Comte-Sponville:

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

Be confident: Truth is not the end of the way, it is the way itself.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Aie confiance : la vérité n'est pas le bout du chemin ; elle est le chemin même.

German
Sei zuversichtlich: Die Wahrheit ist nicht das Ende des Weges, sie ist der Weg selbst.




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It is not enough to take steps, which may someday lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.

When we make music we don't do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best. Also, when we are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a journey. When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point.




Quotes for: way


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Quotes for: way


If you don't know where you are going any road can take you there.
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One never goes so far as when one no longer knows where one is going.
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Each man must invent his own path.
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The way up and down is one and the same.
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Courage in the path is what makes the path manifest itself.
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When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.
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Quotes for: truth


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Quotes for: truth


Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.
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Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
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Love truth, but pardon error.
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The language of truth is simple.
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Conformity of the intellect to the things.
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Quotes for: trust


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Quotes about trust:


It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
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Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
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The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
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And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.
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Confidence raises the soul.
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I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
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We have need of morality only for want of love.
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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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To tolerate is to take upon oneself; a tolerance that comes into being on the backs of others is no longer tolerance. To tolerate the suffering of others, to tolerate an injustice of which we are not a victim or an atrocity that we are spared is not tolerance but selfishness, indifference, or worse.
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