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The silences of history must be made to speak.
Improvement depends far less upon length of tasks and hours of application than is supposed. Children can take in but a little each day; they are like vases with a narrow neck; you may pour little or pour much, but much will not enter at a time.
England is an empire, Germany is a nation, a race, France is a person.
With the world began a war that will only end with the world, and not before: that of man against nature, mind against matter, freedom against fate. History is nothing but the story of this endless struggle.
France is the daughter of freedom. In human progress, the essential part, the main force, is called man. Man is his own Prometheus.
The intimate fusion of races is the identity of our nation, its personality.
The history of France begins with the French language. Language is the primary sign of nationality.
Great hearts alone understand how much glory there is in being good.
The insect has not my languages. He neither speaks by voice nor physiognomy. In what manner then, does he express himself? He speaks by his energies.
What is the first part of politics? Education. The second? Education. And the third? Education.
Now call to mind that every creature nourishes other creatures on its surfaces, in the thickness of its solids, in its fluids, and in its blood; that each insect is a little world inhabited by insects; and that these again have parasites of their own.
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Religion is not a department of life; it is something that enters into the whole of it.
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Jules Michelet was a French historian. He was born in Paris to a family with Huguenot traditions.
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