Anatole France Quotes (43 quotations)

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1. A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance. - Anatole France

2. 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

3. 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. - Anatole France

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

5. Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one. - Anatole France

6. Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream. - Anatole France

7. I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom. - Anatole France

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

9. If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. - Anatole France

10. Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue. - Anatole France

11. It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot. - Anatole France

12. It is human nature to think wisely and to act in an absurd fashion. - Anatole France

13. It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit. - Anatole France

14. It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be. - Anatole France

15. 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. - Anatole France

16. It's not by amusing oneself that one learns. - Anatole France

17. Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another. - Anatole France

18. Never lend books - nobody ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are those which people have lent me. - Anatole France

19. Nothing spoils a confession like repentance. - Anatole France

20. Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest. - Anatole France

21. People who have no faults are terrible; there is no way to take advantage of them - Anatole France

22. People who have no weaknesses are terrible; there is no way of taking advantage of them. - Anatole France

23. Religion has done love a great servive by making it a sin. - Anatole France

24. Silence is the wit of fools. - Anatole France

25. The average man does not know what to do with his life, yet wants another one which will last forever. - Anatole France

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