Titu Maiorescu, page 5

Romanian lawyer, literary critic, writer, estetician, philosopher, univeristary professor and politician, member of the Romanian Academy, first minister of Romania

The purpose of education is to do away with the selfish limitation of the individual, to make him submit to the reason of things.

The purpose of education is to do away with the selfish limitation of the individual, to make him submit to the reason of things.

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The judgement of the crowd always contains a truth, even if it is distored by meanness.

The judgement of the crowd always contains a truth, even if it is distored by meanness.

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Rightly we talk of poetic licence and not poet's licence. Only the former can be forgiven.

Rightly we talk of poetic licence and not poet's licence. Only the former can be forgiven.

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A ship cuts through the sea powerfully and leaves behind it the furrow of waves set in motion. The waves reach the small boat, lift it and capsize it.

A ship cuts through the sea powerfully and leaves behind it the furrow of waves set in motion. The waves reach the small boat, lift it and capsize it.

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The image of a rod thrust in the water shatters and goes off in another direction. The same with the idea of one in the heads of many.

The image of a rod thrust in the water shatters and goes off in another direction. The same with the idea of one in the heads of many.

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Was Goethe a man of good morals? What a questions! What do I care about the orthography of Anacreon's poems?

Was Goethe a man of good morals? What a questions! What do I care about the orthography of Anacreon's poems?

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The water has passed; the stones remain, and from stone to stone the truth steps on towards its limitless future.

The water has passed; the stones remain, and from stone to stone the truth steps on towards its limitless future.

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The truth, however unfavourable it might be to us, should be should be told with complete honesty, as soon as it is established.

The truth, however unfavourable it might be to us, should be should be told with complete honesty, as soon as it is established.

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Confess your error yourself, even if no one else has seen it. And if someone saw it before you did, confess it unreservedly; for no honest discussion can have any aim but the truth.

Confess your error yourself, even if no one else has seen it. And if someone saw it before you did, confess it unreservedly; for no honest discussion can have any aim but the truth.

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However there is a knowledge that stands apart in its importance: knowing what you do not know.

However there is a knowledge that stands apart in its importance: knowing what you do not know.

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  • Date of birth: 15 February 1840
  • Date of death: 18 June 1917

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