Ernest Renan Quotes.
Forgetfulness, and I would even say historical error, are essential in the creation of a nation.
As a rule, all heroism is due to a lack of reflection, and thus it is necessary to maintain a mass of imbeciles. If they once understand themselves the ruling men will be lost.
The liberty of the individual is a necessary postulate of human progress.
It is through Christianity that Judaism has really conquered the world. Christianity is the masterpiece of Judaism.
The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.
A nation is a body of people who have done great things together.
God, if there is a God, take my soul, if I have a soul.
Religion is not a popular error; it is a great instinctive truth, sensed by the people, expressed by the people.
Man makes holy what he believes.
Communism is in conflict with human nature.
To have common glories in the past, a common will in the present; to have done great things together, to will to do the like again, вЂ” such are the essential conditions for the making of a people.
All history is incomprehensible without Christ.