Maurice Barrès

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Maurice Barrès

Auguste-Maurice Barrès (19 August 1862 – 4 December 1923) was a French novelist, journalist and politician.


  • Tout livre a pour collaborateur son lecteur.
    • The reader collaborates with the author in every book.
    • Alt. version: The reader is co-author in every book.
    • Biographical notice on Evene
  • L'individu n'est rien, la société est tout.
    • The individual is nothing, society is everything.
    • Les Déracinés (Roman de l'énergie nationale I), in Romans et voyages, R. Laffont Bouquins, 1994, p. 615.

Witty, Wise and Wicked Maxims[edit]

Pène du Bois, Henri (1897). Witty, Wise and Wicked Maxims, New York: Brentano's

  • Reality, it cannot be repeated too often, varies with every one of us.
    • p. 88.
  • There is no reality for me but pure thought. Minds alone are interesting.
    • p. 96.
  • A strange rage this modern mania to give a common manner to all minds and to destroy individuality.
    • p. 97.
  • Young men in meetings put in common nothing but their mediocrity.
    • p. 99.
  • What distinguishes an argument from a play upon words, is that the latter cannot be translated.
    • p. 101.

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