Chateaubriand QUOTES

  • Forests precede civilizations and deserts follow them.

  • Achilles exists only through Homer. Take away the art of writing from this world, and you will probably take away its glory

  • There is nothing beautiful or sweet or great in life that is not mysterious.

  • Justice is the bread of the nation, it is always hungry for it.

  • Alexander created cities everywhere he passed: I have left dreams everywhere I have trailed my life.

  • Every man carries within himself a world made up of all that he has seen and loved; and it is to this world that he returns, incessantly, though he may pass through and seem to inhabit a world quite foreign to it.

  • The original writer is not he who refrains from imitating others, but he who can be imitated by none.

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