Charles Baudelaire

Charles
Baudelaire
1821
1867

French Poet, Essayist, Art Critic, and Translator of Edgar Allan Poe

Author Quotes

The habit of doing one's duty drives out fear.

Laughter is satanic, and, therefore, profoundly human. It is born of Man’s conception of his own superiority… It is at once a sign of infinite grandeur and of infinite wretchedness; of infinite wretchedness by comparison with the absolute Being who exists as an idea in Man’s mind; of an infinite grandeur by comparison with animals.

For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.

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First Name
Charles
Last Name
Baudelaire
Birth Date
1821
Death Date
1867
Bio

French Poet, Essayist, Art Critic, and Translator of Edgar Allan Poe