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Anatole France Quotes

Writer
Born On
1844-04-16
Died On
1924-10-12
Birth Place
Paris, France
Death Place
Tours, France
Birth Sign
aries
Father
Francois Noel Thibault
Mother
Antoinette Galas
Spouse
Emma Laprévotte, Valerie Guérin de Sauville
Nationality
French
Writers, Novelists

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

Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water.

Anatole France

It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.

Anatole France

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.

Anatole France

The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.

Anatole France

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

Anatole France

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 know and what you don't.

Anatole France

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

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

Anatole France

An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind.

Anatole France

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.

Anatole France

Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest.

Anatole France

No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.

Anatole France

The truth is that life is delicious, horrible, charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything.

Anatole France

Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.

Anatole France

Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.

Anatole France