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Anatole France
Anatole France
(1844 - 1924)
French poet, witer and novelist.
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Never lend books - nobody ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are those which people have lent me.
- Anatole France | Books and Reading Quotes
I do not know any reading more easy, more fascinating, more delightful than a catalogue.
- Anatole France | Books and Reading Quotes
Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
- Anatole France | Chance and Fortune Quotes
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we leave behind us is apart of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another.
- Anatole France | Change and Transience Quotes
And the thing has been said and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.
- Anatole France | Crime and Punishment Quotes
The good critic is he who narrates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
- Anatole France | Critics and Criticism Quotes
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France | Fools and Foolishness Quotes
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
- Anatole France | Law and Lawyers Quotes
It is human nature to think wisely and to act in an absurd fashion.
- Anatole France | Thinking and Thought Quotes
I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
- Anatole France | Wisdom Quotes
One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past or in complaining against the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the essence of life.
- Anatole France | Regrets Quotes
What we call happiness is what we do not know.
- Anatole France | Happiness Quotes
It is not customary to love what one has.
- Anatole France | Forgiveness Quotes
Simple style is like white light. It is complex, but its complexity is not obvious.
- Anatole France | Simplicity Quotes
The future is hidden even from those who make it.
- Anatole France | The Future Quotes
Time deals gently only with those who take it gently.
- Anatole France | Difficult Days Quotes
Our passions are ourselves.
- Anatole France | Enthusiasm Quotes
I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
- Anatole France | Enthusiasm Quotes
One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past or in complaining against the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the essence of life.
- Anatole France | Change Quotes
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 into another.
The mania of thinking renders one unfit for every activity.
- Anatole France | Decisions Quotes
Lack of understanding is a great power. Sometimes it enables men to conquer the world.
- Anatole France | Ignorance Quotes
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.
- Anatole France | Adversity Quotes
A writer is rarely so well inspired as when he talks about himself.
- Anatole France | Inspiration Quotes


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