Ernest Renan

Ernest Renan

To act well in this world, one must sacrifice all personal desires. The people who become missionaries of religious thought have no other Fatherland than this thought. Man is not on Earth merely to be happy, nor even simply to be honest. He is here to realize great things for humanity, to attain nobility, and to surmount the vulgarity of nearly every individual.More Ernest Renan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
None of the miracles with which ancient histories are filled, occurred under scientific conditions. Observation never once contradicted, teaches us that miracles occur only in periods and countries in which they are believed in and before persons disposed to believe in them.More Ernest Renan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You may take great comfort from the fact that suffering inwardly for the sake of truth proves abundantly that one loves it and marks one out as being of the elect.More Ernest Renan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The only way of salvation for the world is by returning to thy allegiance.... Firm in my faith, I shall have force to withstand my evil counsellors, my skepticism, which leads me to doubt of the people, my restless spirit which, after truth has been brought to light, impels to go on searching for it...More Ernest Renan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Relax yourself from one job by doing a different one.More Ernest Renan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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