Who said about philosophy, politics, religion

Over the lifetime of this site, there intrigued and charmed us so many quotes in the books! This quiz focuses on the philosophical statements and the quotations with political and religious theme.

The question is why they are so popular - probably because they are quite a lot in the books; they tend to be general and in addition - it is very easy to confuse them. And in such a sequence after each other, across all parts? Directly lethal combination. Good luck!

Illustrative image: Francisco Zurbaran - The Apotheosis of St. Thomas Aquinas, 1631
Author of the quiz: Dagmar Heráková, Kateřina Václavíková

1. "...the fact is that I am becoming myself again. For were we not once ardent, full of joy, a trifle gay, men full of faith in God and in life, a life we put behind us when we ceased to be young, beneath a confused mass of rules and regulations that are incompatible with truth."
François d’Arreboust
Bernard d’Andijos
Péquilin de Lauzun
Claude de Loménie-Chambord


2. "But there are times when man finds himself, whether he wisches it or not, in the fairway of truth. It would be as difficult to prevent him from following it as to prevent a star from passing across the sky."
Joffrey de Peyrac
Colin Paturel
Marguerite Bourgeois
Ninon de Lenclos


3. "Sir, there is only one person we must love, and that is God. That is why I refuse to use this word. Our earthly devotions are not worthy of such a term. God alone fills our hearts."
Pastor Beaucaire
Monsieur de Solignac
Father Masserat
Gabriel Berne


4. "Of course, if this were the only life, one might well feel wearly at times as the days went by, and tired of the people one had to meet. Fortunately we also have to die and there is another world waiting for us, an exciting continuation of all the truths we have come to know durring our earthly lives."
Osman Faraji
Raymond de Sancé
Joffrey de Peyrac
Henriette d'Orleáns, Madame


5. "You are not always aware of dying. Some people find themselves, without quite knowing why, deep in an unfamiliar darkness where they have to find their way, guided only by the light they have acquired during their earthly life. If they have gained nothing from life on earth, then they will again get lost in the world of the spirits..."
Outakke
Piksarett
Osman Faraji
Colin Paturel


6. "Your flight is tantamount to a confession. It'll denounce you for certain. Whereas by continuing to act as if you were innocent you might perhaps slip through this cascade of denunciations. Look at me: do I look worried? I joke, I laugh."
Péguilin de Lauzun
Prince de Condé
Marquis de Vardes
Marquis de Brienne


7. "War is a necessary evil, it's almost a heresy to ask for a peace which God evidently did not intend for us miserable sinners. The whole point is to try and be among those who wage wars and not among those who suffer them."
Louvois, Minister of War
Marquis du Plessis-Bellière, Philippe's father
Angélique de Peyrac
Captain Montadour


8. "Fortunately the world is bigger than that and not everyone in it behaves shabbily."
Joffrey de Peyrac
Pastor Rochefort
François Desgrez
Josselin de Sancé


9. "Resigned! Ha! Resigned! How you love that word, Sire! You want nothing but slaves about you. If by some whim or other you let them raise their heads an inch, it's only on condition they lower them again and prostrate themselves in the dust as soon as your mood changes..."
Bernard d´Andijos
Prince Rakoczy
Angélique de Peyrac
Péguilin de Lauzun


10. "It's rather to the advantage of a man on the throne to see those nearest to him by birth sink lower and lower into vice. That way his own grandeur and strength of character seem all the greater."
Henriette d'Orleáns, Madame
Philippe du Plessis-Bellière
Louis XIV
Molière; in one of his theatre performance


11. "English Puritans, French heretics, a band of lawless pirates, gentlemen of fortune ready for any violent deed - there's the population of Gouldsboro for you. How could such a sink of iniquity manage to live peacebly and not attract suspicion from Canada?"
Louis-Paul Maraicher de Vernon
Colin Paturel
Philippe de Guérande
The Reverend Thomas Patridge


12. "Why did I say those words: 'before it was too late'? It is true that I was convinced that matters were very urgent, that for you it was only a question of hours. I was haunted by the passage in the Bible that says: 'Deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain...' I feel that your presence amongst us has tremendous implications, but what are they?"
Gabriel Berne
Abbé de Lesdiquières
Maître Bourjus
Samuel de La Morinière


13. "Do you forget the charity that must dwell in the heart of any servant of God? Perhaps you hate me; I do not hate you in the least. But with you I feel the shepherd's concern for the straying lamb. And if you won't listen to my words, I shall at least know how to separate the wheat from the chaff."
The Reverend Thomas Patridge
Father Quentin
Pastor Beaucaire
Archbishop of Toulouse


14. "They are interested in everything. That's the test of human devotion. God needs uncompromising soldiers, and that's the secret of the Brotherhood. They'll stop at nothing to save a soul. The purity of their motives justifies what to less complicated minds would appear downright treachery."
Angélique de Peyrac
Marie-Agnès de Sancé
Françoise Scarron
Ninon de Lenclos


15. "But it is always self-defence when people kill one another. To defend oneself, one's family, one's life, one's aims, one's dreams. He is a rare man indeed who kills out of sheer evil impulse. But as far as indulgence for the sinner goes, God alone can share that, for He alone can read into our hearts."
Colin Paturel
Sarah William
Philippe de Guérande
Aunt Anna






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