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Франсуа Рене де Шатобриан

Дата рождения: 4. Сентябрь 1768
Дата смерти: 4. Июль 1848
Другие имена:Francois R. de Chateaubriand, Chateaubriand

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Франсуа́ Рене́ де Шатобриа́н — французский писатель, политик и дипломат, ультрароялист, пэр Франции, консерватор, один из первых представителей романтизма.

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„The scenes of tomorrow no longer concern me; they call for other artists: your turn, gentlemen!“

— François-René de Chateaubriand
Context: New storms will arise; one can believe in calamities to come which will surpass the afflictions we have been overwhelmed by in the past; already, men are thinking of bandaging their old wounds to return to the battlefield. However, I do not expect an imminent outbreak of war: nations and kings are equally weary; unforeseen catastrophe will not yet fall on France: what follows me will only be the effect of general transformation. No doubt there will be painful moments: the face of the world cannot change without suffering. But, once again, there will be no separate revolutions; simply the great revolution approaching its end. The scenes of tomorrow no longer concern me; they call for other artists: your turn, gentlemen! As I write these last words, my window, which looks west over the gardens of the Foreign Mission, is open: it is six in the morning; I can see the pale and swollen moon; it is sinking over the spire of the Invalides, scarcely touched by the first golden glow from the East; one might say that the old world was ending, and the new beginning. I behold the light of a dawn whose sunrise I shall never see. It only remains for me to sit down at the edge of my grave; then I shall descend boldly, crucifix in hand, into eternity. Book XLII: Ch. 18: A summary of the changes which have occurred around the globe in my lifetime

„To himself, he always appears to be doing both.“

— François-René de Chateaubriand
Context: A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both. Misattributed to Chateaubriand on the internet and even some recently published books, this statement actually originated with L. P. Jacks in Education through Recreation (1932)

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