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Anatole France (1844 - 1924)
French novelist [more author details]
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A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
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Anatole France
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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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.
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Anatole France
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
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It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
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Anatole France
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
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Anatole France
So long as society is founded on injustice, the function of the laws will be to defend injustice. And the more unjust they are the more respectable they will seem.
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The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever.
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Anatole France
To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
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Anatole France
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
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Anatole France
To be willing to die for an idea is to set a rather high price on conjecture.
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Anatole France
To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
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Anatole France
When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.
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Anatole France
Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.
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Anatole France, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
People who have no weaknesses are terrible; there is no way of taking advantage of them.
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Anatole France, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
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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Anatole France, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
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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Anatole France, The Red Lily, 1894, chapter 7

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