Charles Péguy

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Charles Péguy (1873-01-071914-09-05) was a French poet, socialist activist and essayist.

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  • Everything begins in mysticism and ends in politics.
  • It is impossible to write ancient history because we do not have enough sources and impossible to write modern history because we have too many.
  • The honest man must be a perpetual renegade, the life of an honest man a perpetual infidelity. For the man who wishes to remain faithful to truth must make himself perpetually unfaithful to all the continual, successive, indefatigable renascent errors.
  • The world has changed more in the last thirty years than it has since Jesus Christ.
  • When I see my best friend coming I do not say to myself "How am I going to manage propagandizing him?"
  • The man who wishes to remain faithful to justice must make himself continually unfaithful to inexhaustibly triumphant injustice.

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