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Anatole France

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Biography : French poet, journalist and novelist.
Born: 1844 - Died: 1924
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
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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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In art as in love, instinct is enough."
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I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom."
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To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all."
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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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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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To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream not only plan, but also believe."
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It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion."
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Nine tenths of education is encouragement."
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Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin."
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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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Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign."
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We reproach people for talking about themselves but it is the subject they treat best."
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Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
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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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Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom."
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An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind."
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That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future."
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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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Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil."
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