Georges Bernanos

(Louis Émile Clément Georges Bernanos)

Georges Bernanos
Georges Bernanos
  • Born: February 20, 1888
  • Died: July 5, 1948
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Author









Quote Topics Cited
A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread. Hope ;Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
Civilization exists precisely so that there may be no masses but rather men alert enough never to constitute masses. Equality & Equal Opportunity
It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man. Miscellaneous
Money-crimes have an abstract quality. History is laden with the victims of gold, but their remains are odorless. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
The first sign of corruption in a society ... is that the ends justify the means. Corruption
The modern state no longer has anything but rights; it does not recognize duties any more. Freedom & Liberty
A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all.
Faith is not a thing which one 'loses', we merely cease to shape our lives by it. Religion & God
Hell, madam, is to love no longer. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Death
Hope is a risk that must be run. Hope
It's a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so.
Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air. War & Peace
No one ever discovers the depths of his own loneliness.
Purity is not imposed upon us as though it were a kind of punishment, it is one of those mysterious but obvious conditions of that supernatural knowledge of ourselves in the Divine, which we speak of as faith. Impurity does not destroy this knowledge, it slays our need for it. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Religion & God
The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means. Society
The wish to pray is a prayer in itself. God can ask no more than that of us. Religion & God
Truth is meant to save you first, and the comfort comes afterward. Truth
What does the truth matter? Haven't we mothers all given our sons a taste for lies, lies which from the cradle upwards lull them, reassure them, send them to sleep: lies as soft and warm as a breast! Truth
Who are you to condemn another's sin? He who condemns sin becomes part of it, espouses it.