Jacques Maritain Quotes

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Jacques Maritain Quotes

The philosopher says that Gods knowledge is the measure of things, and that things are the measure of mans knowledge.
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The sole philosophy open to those who doubt the possibility of truth is absolute silence
even mental.

— Jacques Maritain

The great and admirable strength of America consists in this, that America is truly the American people.

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Let us not go faster than God. It is our emptiness and our thirst that He needs, not our plentitude.

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Everywhere in the world the industrial regime tends to make the unorganized or unorganizable individual, the pauper, into the victim of a kind of human sacrifice offered to the gods of civilization.

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The tragedy of modern democracies is that they have not yet succeeded in effecting democracy.

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There is room neither for the poet nor for the contemplator in an egalitarian world.

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The equality of rights of all citizens is the basic tenet of modern democratic societies.

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There is nothing man desires more than a heroic life: there is nothing less common to men than heroism.

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Whereas the intelligence of God is both the cause and the measure of the truth of things, things are both the cause and the measure of the truth of our intelligence.

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To be free is of the essence of every intellectual being.

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At each epoch of history the world was in a hopeless state, and at each epoch of history the world muddled through; at each epoch the world was lost, and at each epoch it was saved.

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In each of us there dwells a mystery, and that mystery is the human personality.

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For to love is to give what one is, his very being, in the most absolute, the most brazenly metaphysical, the least phenomenalizable sense of this word.

— Jacques Maritain

It has never been recommended to confuse "loving" with "seeking to please" ... Salome pleased Herod's guests; I can hardly believe she was burning with love for them. As for poor John the Baptist ... she certainly did not envelop him in her love.

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