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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

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




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Quotes for: wisdom


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Quotes about wisdom:


Patience is the companion of wisdom.
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The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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Silence is often the truest wisdom.
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Quotes for: joy


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Quotes for: joy


I dare to believe that inner joy has some secret power to win the favour of fortune.
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The best way to begin each day well is to think upon awakening whether we could not give at least one person pleasure on this day.
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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
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A quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest.
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Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.
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Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.
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Quotes for: irony


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Anatole France also said...


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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