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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

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.




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Quotes about history:


What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.
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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
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Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
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Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.
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What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.
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If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
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Quotes for: book


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Quotes for: book


The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
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Philosophy is written in this grand book, which stands continually open before our eyes (I say the Universe), but can not be understood without first learning to comprehend the language and know the characters as it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is impossible to humanly understand a word; without these one is wandering in a dark labyrinth.
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The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
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Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
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Thus, reader, I am myself the matter of my book.
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Few people ask from books what books can give us.
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Quotes for: lie


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Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
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Art is the most beautiful of all lies.
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Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.
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Success has always been a great liar.
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The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.
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A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.
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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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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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