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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

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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There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.





Quotes for: art


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Quotes about art:


Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.
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My trade and art is to live.
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The more I think about it the more I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.
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Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
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I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'
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The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
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Quotes for: heaven


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Quotes about heaven:


They change the sky, not their soul, who run across the sea.
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I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.
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No man has received from nature the right to command others. Liberty is a gift from heaven.
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Look up to the sky. You'll never find rainbows if you’re looking down.
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Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and reverence, the more often and more steadily one reflects on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.
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My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
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Quotes for: earth


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Quotes about earth:


We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
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One can be a hero without ravaging the earth.
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Earth laughs in flowers.
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For all things come from earth, and all things end by becoming earth.
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You must be very polite to the Earth
And to the sun

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The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
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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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