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50 Famous Quotes by Anatole France
4/16/1844 - 10/12/1924
Also Known As:  
Jacques Anatole Francis Thibault     Jacques-Anatole-François Thibault     François-Anatole Thibault
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Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labour by taking up another.

Relaxation Quotes, by Anatole France

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The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of the young mind for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

Curiosity Quotes, by Anatole France

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It was one of the deadliest and heaviest feelings of my life to feel that I was no longer a boy. From that moment I began to grow old in my own esteem -and in my esteem age is not estimable.

Age Quotes, by Anatole France

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History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.

History Quotes, by Anatole France

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It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.

Action Quotes, by Anatole France

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There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant.

Bargain Quotes, by Anatole France

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Nothing spoils a confession like repentance.

Confession Quotes, by Anatole France

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If it were absolutely necessary to choose, I would rather be guilty of an immoral act than of a cruel one.

Cruelty Quotes, by Anatole France

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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. -Anatole France.

Education Quotes, by Anatole France

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An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.

Education Quotes, by Anatole France

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How noble the law, in its majestic equality, that both the rich and poor are equally prohibited from peeing in the streets, sleeping under bridges, and stealing bread!

Law Quotes, by Anatole France

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I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.

Poverty Quotes, by Anatole France

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It is human nature to think wisely and to act in an absurd fashion.

Thinking Quotes, by Anatole France

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The finest words in the world are only vain sounds, if you cannot comprehend them.

Word Quotes, by Anatole France

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You become a good writer just as you become a good joiner: by planing down your sentences.

Writer Quotes, by Anatole France

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To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anatole France

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Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anatole France

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You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anatole France

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Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not wish to sign his work.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anatole France

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anatole France

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I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anatole France

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Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anatole France

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That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anatole France

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To die for an idea is to set a rather high price on conjecture.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anatole France

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America, where thanks to Congress, there are forty million laws to enforce the Ten Commandments

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anatole France

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