Émile Chartier Quote
Propos sur le Religion no. 74 (1938). Variant: "Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it is the only idea we have."
“The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say - because they were too obvious.”
Entry for August 23, 1926, Journal
“Laughter, n. An interior convulsion, producing a distortion of the features and accompanied by inarticulate noises. It is infectious and, though intermittent, incurable.”
The Devil's Dictionary (1911)
A New Slant on Life (1998)
Born: March 3, 1868
Died: June 2, 1951 (aged 83)
Bio: Émile-Auguste Chartier, commonly known as Alain, was a French philosopher, journalist, and pacifist.
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“This survival of the fittest which I have here sought to express in mechanical terms, is that which Mr. Darwin has called 'natural selection, or the preservation of favored races in the struggle for life.”