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Jacques Maritain
Born (1882-11-18)18 November 1882
Paris, France
Died 28 April 1973(1973-04-28) (aged 90)
Toulouse, France
Nationality French
Alma mater University of Paris
Era 20th-century philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Thomism, neo-Scholasticism
Main interests
Philosophy of religion, political theory, philosophy of science, metaphysics

The poet knows himself only on the condition that things resound in him, and that in him, at a single awakening, they and he come forth together out of sleep.
Jacques Maritain
Christianity taught men that love is worth more than intelligence.
A single idea, if it is right, saves us the labor of an infinity of experiences.
Jacques Maritain
The great and admirable strength of America consists in this, that America is truly the American people.
Jacques Maritain
We don't love qualities; we love a person; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as their qualities.
Jacques Maritain
Poetry proceeds from the totality of man, sense, imagination, intellect, love, desire, instinct, blood and spirit together.
Jacques Maritain
Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
A man of courage flees forward, in the midst of new things.
I don't see America as a mainland, but as a sea, a big ocean. Sometimes a storm arises, a formidable current develops, and it seems it will engulf everything. Wait a moment, another current will appear and bring the first one to naught.
Jacques Maritain
Americans seem sometimes to believe that if you are a thinker you must be a frowning bore, because thinking is so damn serious.
Jacques Maritain