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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

All the arts are like mirrors in which the human beings know and recognize something of themselves they ignored.




Translation

Translation

(French)



French
Tous les arts sont comme des miroirs où l’homme connaît et reconnaît quelque chose de lui-même qu’il ignorait.




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You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.




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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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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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