Baudelaire Quotes: Poems and Flowers of Evil

Charles Baudelaire

Poetic Quotes by Charles Baudelaire:

We would be insulting to introduce the most famous symbolist poet. Baudelaire‘s poetry is not only a topic of literary studies, but also philosophical, as shown by Sartre in his book on Baudelaire.

Recall, however, few works of this poet:

– Flowers of Evil

– The Artificial Paradise

– Poems (Le Spleen de Paris)

Baudelaire and wisdom:

– “Wisdom is knowing people his loneliness and isolation among the crowd”

– “Enjoy the crowd is an art”

– “Whatever may be the reality outside of myself if it helps me to live, to feel that I am and what I am”

– “We can not forget the time that using it”

– “Evil is done without effort, naturally, by fate, and the property is always the product of an art”

Baudelaire and Death:

– “It is death that console, and unfortunately that is life – It is the purpose of life, and is the only hope – Which, like an elixir, we rise and we drunk – and gives us the courage to march until evening ”


Baudelaire, love and women:

– “The woman is being projected that the largest or most shade light in our dreams”

– “What is annoying in love is that it is a crime where you can not do without an accomplice”

– “Woman is natural, that is to say abominable”

Baudelaire and God:

– “Even if God did not exist it would continue to be sacred”

– “God is the only person who conquers, did not even need to exist”

– “The greatest trick the Devil is to persuade you that he does not exist!”

– “There is in every man, every hour, two simultaneous postulations, one towards God, the other towards Satan. The invocation of God or spirituality is a desire to rise in rank, that of Satan, or animality, is a joy to come down ”

– “What fall? If the unit became duality, it is God who has fallen. In other words, the creation would it not fall from God?”

Baudelaire and drugs:

– “If there was a government that had governed his interest to corrupt, it would only encourage the use of hashish”

– “Wine makes clearer eye and ear finer!”

– “The wine is similar to the man, we’ll never know how far we can estimate and despise, love and hate, or what action sublime or packages monstrous he can. Let us not be crueller to him only to ourselves, and treat it as our equal ”

– “Alas, the vices of man, so full of horror they may be, contain the proof (if only their infinite expansion!) His taste for the infinite”

Baudelaire and politics:

– “Every revolution has its corollary the massacre of the innocents”

– “Notice to non-communist: everything is common, even God”

– “Black is the colour of Democracies”

– “Few men have the right to rule, as few men have a great passion”


Cite this article as: Tim, "Baudelaire Quotes: Poems and Flowers of Evil, May 4, 2014, " in Philosophy & Philosophers, May 4, 2014,

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