115 Total Quotes

Anatole France Quotes

Anatole France
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
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#French Novelist #Dreams

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

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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.
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#Action #French Novelist

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

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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.
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#French Novelist #Appearance

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I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
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#French Novelist #Enthusiasm

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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.
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#French Novelist #Courage

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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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#French Novelist #Events

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

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

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In every well-governed state, wealth is a sacred thing; in democracies it is the only sacred thing
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#Democracies

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The whole art of teaching is the only art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards; and curiosity itself can be vivid and wholesome only in proportion as the mind is contented and happy
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#Art

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

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It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
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#French Novelist

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I would define a book as a work of magic whence escape, all kinds of images to trouble the souls and change the hearts of men
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#Books And Reading

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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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#French Novelist

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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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#French Novelist #Art

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The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces
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#Adventure

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What frightens us most in a madman is his sane conversation.
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#French Novelist

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It is almost systematically to constitute a natural moral law. Nature has no principles. She furnishes us with no reason to believe that human life is to be respected. Nature, in her indifference, makes no difference between right and wrong.
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#Morality

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Religion has done love a great servive by making it a sin.
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#Love #Sin

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To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
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#French Novelist