Vasile Conta

Romanian philosopher and writer

Fatality rules over social phenomena, just as over physical and physiological ones.

Fatality rules over social phenomena, just as over physical and physiological ones.

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The greatest wisdom you can attain is when what you say, you carry out. So simple, yet so hard!

The greatest wisdom you can attain is when what you say, you carry out. So simple, yet so hard!

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Poetry is the intimate soul of man; it is the divine thought, the bridge over which you can cross into the world of dreams.

Poetry is the intimate soul of man; it is the divine thought, the bridge over which you can cross into the world of dreams.

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A lie is the seed that bears fruit in all kinds of soil. Perhas that is why it is cultivated with so much pleasure everywhere. But its fruits are bitter and dry.

A lie is the seed that bears fruit in all kinds of soil. Perhas that is why it is cultivated with so much pleasure everywhere. But its fruits are bitter and dry.

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Music stirs up all our emotions; and, as after a storm, the soul, once settled again, becomes better, more accepting, nobler.

Music stirs up all our emotions; and, as after a storm, the soul, once settled again, becomes better, more accepting, nobler.

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In order to describe and love nature, you yourself must be her paramour.

In order to describe and love nature, you yourself must be her paramour.

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A work of art should provoke not only the conception, but also the illusion of the thing desired.

A work of art should provoke not only the conception, but also the illusion of the thing desired.

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Educating is harder than studying: that is why there are few educators in the multitude of the learned.

Educating is harder than studying: that is why there are few educators in the multitude of the learned.

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Great ideas always start from great souls.

Great ideas always start from great souls.

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Morality can only be a special hygiene, whose purpose is to purify the air that is thick with the vices and the prejudices of a society.

Morality can only be a special hygiene, whose purpose is to purify the air that is thick with the vices and the prejudices of a society.

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  • Date of birth: 15 November 1845
  • Date of death: 22 April 1882

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