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Victor Cousin
November 28, 1792 - January 13, 1867
Nationality: French
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: French Philosopher

Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice.


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.


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.


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.


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


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