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Anatole France

Life: 1844 - 1924

Country: fr flag France

Profession: Writer;

Anatole France (16 April 1844 - 12 October 1924), born François-Anatole Thibault, was a French author. He was born in Paris, and died in Tours, Indre-et-Loire.

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To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

~ Anatole France

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 do know and what you don't.

~ Anatole France

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.

~ Anatole France

There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant.

~ Anatole France

Nothing spoils a confession like repentance.

~ Anatole France

If it were absolutely necessary to choose, I would rather be guilty of an immoral act than of a cruel one.

~ Anatole France

A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.

~ Anatole France

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.

~ Anatole France

It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.

~ Anatole France

Ignorance is the necessary condition of life itself. If we knew everything we could not endure existence for a single hour.

~ Anatole France

The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.

~ Anatole France

Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.

~ Anatole France

Irony is the gaity of reflection and the joy of wisdom.

~ Anatole France

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