Georges Bernanos

(1888-1948 / Paris)

Georges Bernanos Quotes

  • ''Faith is not a thing which one "loses," we merely cease to shape our lives by it.''
    Georges Bernanos (1888-1948), French novelist, political writer. The Diary of a Country Priest, ch. 4 (1936).
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  • ''The modern state no longer has anything but rights; it does not recognize duties any more.''
    Georges Bernanos (1888-1948), French novelist, political writer. "Why Freedom," The Last Essays of George Bernanos (1955).
  • ''Civilization exists precisely so that there may be no masses but rather men alert enough never to constitute masses.''
    Georges Bernanos (1888-1948), French novelist, political writer. "Why Freedom?" The Last Essays of Georges Bernanos (1955).
  • ''The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.''
    Georges Bernanos (1888-1948), French novelist, political writer. "Why Freedom?" The Last Essays of Georges Bernanos (1955).

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