Remy de Gourmont

Quotes
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Any mechanical invention whatsoever has been more harmful to humanity than a century of war. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Each man must grant himself … the morality that suits him. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
Science is the only truth and it is the great lie …. It is the need to know stifling the need to live. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
The vainglory of wishing to understand is dangerous, immoral and, above all, old-fashioned. The modern way – perhaps the final way - is to say: Go forward, without knowing why, as quickly as possible. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology ;Civil Disorder, Riots, Protests & Demonstrations
Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Art includes everything that stimulates the desire to live. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs and the morality that suits him.
If the secret of being a bore is to tell all, the secret of pleasing is to say just enough to be - not understood, but divined.
In order to understand life it is not only necessary not to be indifferent to men, but not to be indifferent to flocks, to trees. One should be indifferent to nothing. Life
Industry has operated against the artisan in favor of the idler, and also in favor of capital and against labor. Any mechanical invention whatsoever has been more harmful to humanity than a century of war. War & Peace
Life is a series of sensations connected to different states of consciousness. Life
Man associates ideas not according to logic or verifiable exactitude, but according to his pleasure and interests. It is for this reason that most truths are nothing but prejudices.
Man has made use of his intelligence, he invented stupidity.
Man is the inventor of stupidity.
Of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity.
Simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds.
The terrible thing about the quest for truth is that you find it. Truth
The woman who loves always smells good.
Thinking is hard work. One can't bear burdens and ideas at the same time. Time ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Try to put well in practice what you already know. In so doing, you will, in good time, discover the hidden things you now inquire about. Time
Two elements are needed to form a truth - a fact and an abstraction. Truth
Very simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds.
We live less and less, and we learn more and more. Sensibility is surrendering to intelligence.
Women still remember the first kiss after men have forgotten the last. Women ;Relationships