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Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux

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Biography - Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux:

French poet and critic.
Born: 1636 - Died: 1711
Period:
18th century
17th century
Place of birth: France
France

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But, always ignorant of our own needs,
We ask the heavens for what we need the least.

Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux




Translation  

Translation

(French)


French
Mais, sans cesse ignorants de nos propres besoins,
Nous demandons au ciel ce qu’il nous faut le moins.”

Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux




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This is that human freedom, which all boast that they possess, and which consists solely in the fact, that men are conscious of their own desire, but are ignorant of the causes whereby that desire has been determined.”
Baruch Spinoza




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Quotes about heaven:



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There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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They change the sky, not their soul, who run across the sea.”
Quintus Horatius Flaccus - Epistles
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I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.”
Gustave Flaubert
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No man has received from nature the right to command others. Liberty is a gift from heaven.”
Denis Diderot - Encyclopédie
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Look up to the sky. You'll never find rainbows if you’re looking down.”
Charlie Chaplin
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We are both of us neighbors of the sky, Madame,
Since you are beautiful and I am old.”

Victor Hugo
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Quotes about ignorance:



Quotes for: ignorance

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The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.”
Albert Camus - The Plague
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Ignorance is the mother of all evils.”
François Rabelais
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I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance.”
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
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Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.”
Plato
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To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.”
Mark Twain
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The only way to avoid error is ignorance.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education
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Nothing but truth is lovely, nothing fair.”
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One can be a hero without ravaging the earth.”
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Whatever we well understand we express clearly, and words flow with ease.”
Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux - L'Art poétique
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Often the fear of one evil leads us into a worse.”
Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux - Art Poétique
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A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.”
Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux - L'Art poétique
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Seek to be counselled, seek not to be praised.”
Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux - L'Art poétique
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