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Anatole France

 

Anatole France (1844 – 1924) was a French poet, journalist, and novelist with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters.

    

Anatole France quotes, best advices

I cling to my imperfection, as the very essence of my being.

Anatole France

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anatole France quotes, best advices

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.

Anatole France

 

 

Life, Love, Achievement

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

Sometimes one day in a difference place gives you more than ten years of a life at home.

Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.

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..

In art as in love, instinct is enough..

 

 

 

 

Anatole France quotes, best advices

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

 

 

Learning, Teaching, Intelligence

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

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.

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

Do not try to satisfy your vanity by teaching a great many things. Awaken people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds; do not overload them. Put there just a spark. If there is some good inflammable stuff, it will catch fire.

The more you say, the less they remember.

The best sentence? The shortest.

Man is a rational animal. He can think up a reason for anything he wants to believe.

If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.

Stupidity is far more dangerous than evil, for evil takes a break from time to time, stupidity does not.

It is the certainty that they possess the truth that makes men cruel.

Intelligent women always marry fools.

 

 

 

 

Anatole France quotes, best advices

If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.

Anatole France

 

 

Society

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

A people living under the perpetual menace of war and invasion is very easy to govern. It demands no social reform. It does not haggle over expenditures for armaments and military equipment. It pays without discussion, it ruins itself, and that is an excellent thing for the syndicates of financiers and manufacturers for whom patriotic terrors are an abundant source of gain.

We have never heard the devil's side of the story, God wrote all the book.