Ernest Renan

Ernest Renan

I can die when I wish to: that is my elixir of life.More Ernest Renan quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man makes holy what he believes.More Ernest Renan quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Getting its history wrong is part of being a nation.More Ernest Renan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Let us pardon him his hope of a vain apocalypse, and of a second coming in great triumph upon the clouds of heaven. Perhaps these were the errors of others rather than his own; and if it be true that he himself shared the general illusion, what matters it, since his dream rendered him strong against death, and sustained him in a struggle to which he might otherwise have been unequal?More Ernest Renan quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is evident, indeed, that such a doctrine, taken by itself in a literal manner, had no future. The world, in continuing to exist, caused it to crumble. One generation of man at the most was the limit of its endurance. The faith of the first Christian generation is intelligible, but the faith of the second generation is no longer so. After the death of John, or of the last survivor, whoever he might be, of the group which had seen the master, the word of Jesus was convicted of falsehood.More Ernest Renan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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