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Biography - Anatole France:

French poet, journalist and novelist.
Born: 1844 - Died: 1924
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
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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French
Tous les changements, même les plus souhaités ont leur mélancolie, car ce que nous quittons, c'est une partie de nous-mêmes ; il faut mourir à une vie pour entrer dans une autre.

German
Alle Veränderungen, sogar die meistersehnten, haben ihre Melancholie. Denn was wir hinter uns lassen, ist ein Teil unserer selbst. Wir müssen einem Leben Lebewohl sagen, bevor wir in ein anderes eintreten können.




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When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.




Quotes for: life


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Quotes about life:


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Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.
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A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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There is more to life than increasing its speed.
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To live means to love, but above all, to love life.
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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
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Quotes for: change


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Quotes about change:


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
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The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
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Change alone is the constant.
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They change the sky, not their soul, who run across the sea.
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If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
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To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
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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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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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