Ernest Renan Quotes

Top 41 wise famous quotes and sayings by Ernest Renan

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Ernest Renan quotes: Man makes holy what he believes as he makes beautiful what he loves. Man makes holy what he believes as he makes beautiful what he loves.
Ernest Renan quotes: It is good for everyone to know how to forget. It is good for everyone to know how to forget.
Ernest Renan quotes: History is as much an art as a science. History is as much an art as a science.
Ernest Renan quotes: Work is the best thing to make us love life. Work is the best thing to make us love life.
Ernest Renan quotes: The epic disappeared along with the age of personal heroism; there can be no epic with artillery. The epic disappeared along with the age of personal heroism; there can be no epic with artillery.
Ernest Renan quotes: The liberty of the individual is a necessary postulate of human progress. The liberty of the individual is a necessary postulate of human progress.
Ernest Renan quotes: As soon as sacrifice becomes a duty and necessity to mankind. I see no limit to the horizon which opens before him. As soon as sacrifice becomes a duty and necessity to mankind. I see no limit to the horizon which opens before him.
Ernest Renan quotes: The man who obeys is nearly always better than the man who commands. The man who obeys is nearly always better than the man who commands.
Ernest Renan quotes: He whom God has touched will always be a being apart: he is, whatever he may do, a stranger among men; he is marked by a sign. He whom God has touched will always be a being apart: he is, whatever he may do, a stranger among men; he is marked by a sign.
Ernest Renan quotes: All history is incomprehensible without Christ. All history is incomprehensible without Christ.
Ernest Renan quotes: The virtue of man is, in a word, the great proof of God. The virtue of man is, in a word, the great proof of God.
Ernest Renan quotes: No idea can succeed except at the expense of sacrifice; no one ever escapes without enduring strain from the struggle of life. No idea can succeed except at the expense of sacrifice; no one ever escapes without enduring strain from the struggle of life.
Ernest Renan quotes: The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life. The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.
Ernest Renan quotes: Relax yourself from one job by doing a different one. Relax yourself from one job by doing a different one.
Ernest Renan quotes: All the great things of humanity have been accomplished in the name of absolute principles. All the great things of humanity have been accomplished in the name of absolute principles.
Ernest Renan quotes: It is through Christianity that Judaism has really conquered the world. Christianity is the masterpiece of Judaism ... It is through Christianity that Judaism has really conquered the world. Christianity is the masterpiece of Judaism ...
Ernest Renan quotes: The talent of historians lies in their creating a true ensemble out of facts which are but half true. The talent of historians lies in their creating a true ensemble out of facts which are but half true.
Ernest Renan quotes: Communism is in conflict with human nature. Communism is in conflict with human nature.
Ernest Renan quotes: God, if there is a God, take my soul, if I have a soul. God, if there is a God, take my soul, if I have a soul.
Ernest Renan quotes: The greatest men of a nation are those it puts to death. The greatest men of a nation are those it puts to death.
Ernest Renan quotes: Let us remember that sorrow alone is the creator of great things. Let us remember that sorrow alone is the creator of great things.
Ernest Renan quotes: Blessed are the blind, for they know not enough to ask why. Blessed are the blind, for they know not enough to ask why.
Ernest Renan quotes: Woe to him who becomes useless to human progress! Woe to him who becomes useless to human progress!
Ernest Renan quotes: Fanatics fear liberty more than they fear persecution. Fanatics fear liberty more than they fear persecution.
Ernest Renan quotes: Islam has been liberal when it has been weak and violent when it has been strong. Islam has been liberal when it has been weak and violent when it has been strong.
Ernest Renan quotes: The prayer of the agnostic: "O God, if there is a God, save my soul if I have a soul." The prayer of the agnostic: "O God, if there is a God, save my soul if I have a soul."
Ernest Renan quotes: A grain of sand leads to the fall of a mountain when the moment has come for the mountain to fall. A grain of sand leads to the fall of a mountain when the moment has come for the mountain to fall.
Ernest Renan quotes: Forgetfulness, and I would even say historical error, are essential in the creation of a nation. Forgetfulness, and I would even say historical error, are essential in the creation of a nation.
Ernest Renan quotes: The ignorance of French society gives one a rough sense of the infinite. The ignorance of French society gives one a rough sense of the infinite.
Ernest Renan quotes: What is human life? Is it not a maimed happiness - care and weariness, weariness and care, with the baseless expectation...of a brighter tomorrow? What is human life? Is it not a maimed happiness - care and weariness, weariness and care, with the baseless expectation...of a brighter tomorrow?
Ernest Renan quotes: To be able to think freely, a man must be certain that no consequence will follow whatever he writes. To be able to think freely, a man must be certain that no consequence will follow whatever he writes.
Ernest Renan quotes: In morals, truth is but little prized when it is a mere sentiment, and only attains its full value when realized in the world as fact. In morals, truth is but little prized when it is a mere sentiment, and only attains its full value when realized in the world as fact.