Ernest Renan Quotes

Ernest Renan Quotes: A grain of sand leads to the fall of a mountain when the moment has come for the mountain to fall.
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Ernest Renan Quote: Morality has been conceived up to the present in a very narrow spirit, as obedience to a law, as inner struggle between opposite laws. As for me, I declare that when I do good I obey no one, I fight no battle and win no victory. The cultivated person has only to follow the delicious incline of his or her inner impulses. Be beautiful and then do at each moment whatever your heart may inspire you to do. This is the whole of morality.
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Quotes about Ernest Renan: The ignorance of French society gives one a rough sense of the infinite.
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Quote about Ernest Renan: To have common glories in the past, a common will in the present; to have done great things together; to wish to do greater; these are the essential conditions which make up a people
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Ernest Renan Sayings: A nation has a soul, a spiritual principle. One is in the past, the other in the present. One is the possession of a rich legacy of memories; the other is the desire to live together and to value the common heritage.
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Ernest Renan Saying: 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...
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Sayings about Ernest Renan: Man makes holy what he believes as he makes beautiful what he loves.
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