487 Total Quotes

French Novelist Quotes

Anatole France
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Anatole France
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In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge.
Sidonie Gabrielle
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Anatole France
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.
Anatole France
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Anatole France
Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not wish to sign his work.
Anatole France
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Anatole France
Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.
Anatole France
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Honore de Balzac, ,
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
Honore de Balzac, ,
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Vauvenargues Marquis
Patience is the art of hoping.
Vauvenargues Marquis
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Andre Gide
Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else.
Andre Gide
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Anatole France
I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
Anatole France
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Anatole France
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
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Sidonie Colette
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
Sidonie Colette
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Andre Gide
Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface. Its their way of falling.
Andre Gide
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Andre Gide
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.
Andre Gide
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Anatole France
That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
Anatole France
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Honore de Balzac, ,
First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint the second time.
Honore de Balzac, ,
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The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men.
Emile Zola
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Anatole France
It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.
Anatole France
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Andre Gide
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
Andre Gide
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Honore de Balzac, ,
There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
Honore de Balzac, ,
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Honore de Balzac, ,
Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.
Honore de Balzac, ,
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Risk is essential. There is not growth of inspiration in staying within what is safe and comfortable. Once you find out what you do best, why not try something else?
Alex Noble
#French Novelist

Guillaume Apollinaire
One can't carry one's father's corpse about everywhere.
Guillaume Apollinaire
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Anatole France
It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
Anatole France
#French Novelist

Honore de Balzac, ,
A lover always thinks of his mistress first and himself second; with a husband it runs the other way.
Honore de Balzac, ,
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Anatole France
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.
Anatole France
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Anatole France
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.
Anatole France
#French Novelist

Andre Gide
The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say - because they were too obvious.
Andre Gide
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Andre Gide
The most gifted natures are perhaps also the most trembling.
Andre Gide
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Andre Gide
It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.
Andre Gide
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George Sand
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
George Sand
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