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Hippolyte Adolphe
Taine
1823
1893

French Philosopher, Critic and Historian

Author Quotes

To have a true idea of man or of life, one must have stood himself on the brink of suicide, or on the door-sill of insanity, at least once.

There are four types of men in the world: lovers, opportunists, lookers-on, and imbeciles. The happiest are imbeciles.

Change a virtue in its circumstances and it becomes a vice; change a vice in its circumstances, and it becomes a virtue. Regard the same quality from two sides; on one it is a fault, on the other a merit. The essential of a man is found concealed far below these moral badges.

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First Name
Hippolyte Adolphe
Last Name
Taine
Birth Date
1823
Death Date
1893
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French Philosopher, Critic and Historian