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Claude Adrien Helvetius
February 26, 1715 - December 26, 1771
Nationality: French
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: French Philosopher

Genius is nothing but continued attention.


By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind. Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.


Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers, which are always repulsed by the anvil.


Discipline is simply the art of making the soldiers fear their officers more than the enemy.


Truth is the torch that gleams through the fog without dispelling it.


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