Henri Barbusse

Henri Barbusse

French writer, journalist and social activist
There are cloudy moments when one asks himself if men do not deserve all the disasters into which they rush! No - I recover myself - they do not deserve them. But we, instead of saying “I wish” must say “I will.” And what we will, we must will to build it, with order, with method, beginning at the beginning, when once we have been as far as that beginning. We must not only open our eyes, but our arms, our wings.More Henri Barbusse quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
whatever our ignorance left to itself, and whatever the wounds that other human beings are, we ought to study ourselves with a sort of devotion.More Henri Barbusse quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is not a woman I want - it is all women.More Henri Barbusse quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The woman from the depths of her rags, a waif, a martyr — smiled. She must have a divine heart to be so tired and yet smile.More Henri Barbusse quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Two armies at death-grips — that is one great army committing suicide.More Henri Barbusse quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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