Facts about Anatole France

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Anatole France was a famous Novelist from France, who lived between April 16, 1844 and October 12, 1924. She became 80 years old.

Our collection contains 48 quotes who is written / told by Anatole, under the main topics: Change, Education, Happiness, Imagination, Women.

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Famous quotes by Anatole France (48)


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"What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!"
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"The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever"
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"The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread"
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"The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity"
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"You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving"
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"Silence is the wit of fools"
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"The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law, which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread"
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"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool"
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"We reproach people for talking about themselves; but it is the subject they treat best"
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"We do not know what to do with this short life, yet we want another which will be eternal"
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"War will disappear only when men shall take no part whatever in violence and shall be ready to suffer every persecution that their abstention will bring them. It is the only way to abolish war"
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"Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe"
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"Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened"
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"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe"
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"There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant"
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"The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards"
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"The truth is that life is delicious, horrible, charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything"
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"Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin"
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"One thing above all gives charm to men's thoughts, and this is unrest. A mind that is not uneasy irritates and bores me"
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"Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one which makes him out to be a rational animal"
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"Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest"
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"No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign"
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"Nine tenths of education is encouragement"
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"Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me"
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"Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil"
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"It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be"
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"It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit"
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"It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion"
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"It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot"
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"Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom"
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"Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue"
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"In art as in love, instinct is enough"
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"Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water"
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"If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads"
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"If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing"
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"I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life"
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"I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom"
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"History books that contain no lies are extremely dull"
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"Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream"
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"Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one"
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"Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign"
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"An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind"
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"A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance"
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"To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all"
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"Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness"
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"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another"
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"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't"
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"Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear"


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