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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

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Every idea I get I have to deny, that's my way of testing it.
Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain




Translation  

Translation

(French)


French
Une idée que j'ai, il faut que je la nie : c'est ma manière de l'essayer.”
Émile-Auguste Chartier, dît Alain




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When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it is a proof that it should be rejected.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims




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Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it's the only one we have.”
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The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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There is something real in ideas, through which the true are distinguished from the false.”
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus de intellectus emendatione
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An idea is a meteor.”
Victor Hugo
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Where does this idea come from? It is like a pair of glasses on our nose through which we see whatever we look at. It never occurs to us to take them off.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations
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Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.”
Victor Hugo
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Pessimism comes from the temperament, optimism from the will.”
Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain - Propos sur le bonheur
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The effort we make to be happy is never lost.”
Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain - Propos sur le bonheur
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Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it's the only one we have.”
Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain
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To love is to find one's riches outside oneself.”
Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain - Éléments de philosophie
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Doubt is not below knowledge, but above it.”
Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain
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It is very true that we ought to think of the happiness of others; but it is not often enough said that the best thing we can do for those who love us is to be happy ourselves.”
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