Hippolyte Taine Quotes

Top 12 wise famous quotes and sayings by Hippolyte Taine

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Hippolyte Taine quotes: History is nothing but a problem of mechanics applied to psychology. History is nothing but a problem of mechanics applied to psychology.
Hippolyte Taine quotes: For thirty centuries, from her sacred seat the cat looked down, and crouching at her feet, beheld the race of conquering Pharaohs kneel. For thirty centuries, from her sacred seat the cat looked down, and crouching at her feet, beheld the race of conquering Pharaohs kneel.
Hippolyte Taine quotes: There are four varieties in society - the lovers, the ambitious, observers, and fools. The fools are the happiest. There are four varieties in society - the lovers, the ambitious, observers, and fools. The fools are the happiest.
Hippolyte Taine quotes: I wish to reproduce things as they are or as they would be even if I myself did not exist. I wish to reproduce things as they are or as they would be even if I myself did not exist.
Hippolyte Taine quotes: There are four types of men in the world: lovers, opportunists, lookers-on, and imbeciles. The happiest are the imbeciles. There are four types of men in the world: lovers, opportunists, lookers-on, and imbeciles. The happiest are the imbeciles.
Hippolyte Taine quotes: To have a true idea of man or of life, one must have stood himself on the brink of suicide, or on the door-sill of insanity, at least once. To have a true idea of man or of life, one must have stood himself on the brink of suicide, or on the door-sill of insanity, at least once.
Hippolyte Taine quotes: A fixed idea is like the iron rod which sculptors put in their statues. It impales and sustains. A fixed idea is like the iron rod which sculptors put in their statues. It impales and sustains.
Hippolyte Taine quotes: After the collection of facts, the search for causes. After the collection of facts, the search for causes.
Hippolyte Taine quotes: Amid this vast and overwhelming space and in these boundless solar archipelagoes, how small is our own sphere, and the earth, what a grain of sand! Amid this vast and overwhelming space and in these boundless solar archipelagoes, how small is our own sphere, and the earth, what a grain of sand!