André Frossard (1915-1995) was a French writer and journalist known for his religious and philosophical writings. Here are some of his most famous quotes.
He was born into a prominent atheist family; his father, Léon-Paul Frossard, was a well-known anti-Catholic journalist and politician. André Frossard, however, underwent a profound conversion to Catholicism in 1935, which dramatically changed the course of his life.
Best André Frossard Quotes
Frossard’s conversion experience and his subsequent deepening of his faith led him to become a prominent Catholic intellectual in France. He wrote extensively on matters of faith, theology, and spirituality, and his works often explored the relationship between faith and reason. Some of his notable books include “Dieu existe, je l’ai rencontré” (God Exists, I Have Met Him) and “Le Dieu de Jésus” (The God of Jesus). In these writings, he shared his personal journey of faith and offered philosophical and theological reflections on Christianity.
Frossard’s writings were influential in both Catholic and intellectual circles, and he was known for his eloquent and thoughtful prose. He also contributed to various French publications and served as an editor for “L’Aurore,” a French daily newspaper. His conversion story and his works continue to be studied and appreciated by those interested in the intersection of faith, reason, and philosophy.
Famous Quotes By André Frossard
In France, the first political principle is: everything you do is wrong and will remain wrong until it is me who does it.
A love that doesn’t feel like eternity actually never started.
There are cases where the whole art of diplomacy is aimed at preserving problems for as long as possible.
Intellectuals are always willing to question a truth, but rarely a mistake.
Who said love is blind? She is the only one who sees sharply: she discovers beauties where others do not notice.
It’s never easy to negotiate with people who know they are wrong.
The most common illness among politicians is amnesia.
In France, we always have a government of people who know what they want: they want to stay in power.
A civilization comes about through the successive contributions of generations that support each other, like the stones of a building.
Intellectual is someone who is out to explain to others what he himself has not understood.
Ignorance, if carefully maintained, has at least the advantage of protecting the beneficiary from errors.
On Earth, the vast majority of people live in physical misery; the rest too often live in mental misery.
Experience shows that it is much easier to take hostages than to release them.
Karl Marx: a great man who had foreseen everything except Marxism.
People always speak of “blind fanaticism”, as if there were clairvoyant fanaticism too.