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Ernest Renan Quotes: Religion is not a popular error; it is a great instinctive truth, sensed by the people, expressed by the people.
         

Religion is not a popular error; it is a great instinctive truth, sensed by the people, expressed by the people.


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Our opinions become fixed at the point where we stop thinking.

Our opinions become fixed at the point where we stop thinking.



I can die when I wish to: that is my elixir of life.

I can die when I wish to: that is my elixir of life.



Muslims are the first victims of Islam. To liberate a Muslim from his religion is the best service that one can render him!

Muslims are the first victims of Islam. To liberate a Muslim from his religion is the best service that one can render him!



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.



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.



A nation is a body of people who have done great things together.

A nation is a body of people who have done great things together.



Good humor is a philosophic state of mind; it seems to say to nature that we take her no more seriously than she takes us.

Good humor is a philosophic state of mind; it seems to say to nature that we take her no more seriously than she takes us.



To have common glories in the past, a common will in the present; to have done great things together, to will to do the like again, — such are the essential conditions for the making of a people.

To have common glories in the past, a common will in the present; to have done great things together, to will to do the like again, — such are the essential conditions for the making of a people.



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.



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.





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Be healthy, don't eat meat, keep away from those Night-Clubs and MEDITATE.



I love the fact that no one's ever bought my record because they were enamoured of the way I look. Maybe one person. There must be someone out there with compromised taste.

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Everyone's always interested in a dark theme, especially when there's humor connected to it. It seems like that helps, if that's an integral and organic part of the whole story.



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In the early days you have a tendency to intellectualize, but you're really just trying to sound smart and score with the chicks.

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