Victor Cousin

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Born Wednesday 28 November 1792, died Sunday 13 January 1867

Occupation: Philosopher

Nationality: French

True philosophy invents nothing; it merely establishes and describes what is.

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The beautiful cannot be the way to what is useful, or to what is good, or to what is holy; it leads only to itself.

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Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice.

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All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties; they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state; but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things.

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All truly historical peoples have an idea they must realize, and when they have sufficiently exploited it at home, they export it, in a certain way, by war; they make it tour the world.

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