Be reverent…

Be reverent before the dawning day.
Do not think of what will be in a year, or in ten years.
Think of to-day.

– Romain Rolland

The Nobel laureate was born on this day in 1866.


“The people have been gradually conquered by the bourgeois class, penetrated by their thoughts and now want only to resemble them. If you long for a people’s art, begin by creating a people!”

Romain Rolland, Le Théâtre du peuple (1903).

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Romain Rolland

Born 29 January 1866
Clamecy, Nièvre
Died 30 December 1944 (aged 78)
Occupation Dramatist, Essayist, Art historian, Novelist
Nationality French
Period 1902–1944
Notable award(s) Nobel Prize in Literature

Romain Rolland (29 January 1866 – 30 December 1944) was a French dramatist, novelist, essayist, art historian and mystic who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915 “as a tribute to the lofty idealism of his literary production and to the sympathy and love of truth with which he has described different types of human beings”.


4 thoughts on “Be reverent…

  1. “Think of to-day” is a great quote. Thanks. 🙂

  2. Thank you for the education. This was wonderful.

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