Anatole France

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Anatole France (French: [anatɔl fʁɑ̃s]; born François-Anatole Thibault, [frɑ̃swa anatɔl tibo]; 16 April 1844 – 12 October 1924) was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was born in Paris, and died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He was a member of the Académie française, and won the 1921 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his brilliant literary achievements, characterized as they are by a nobility of style, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a true Gallic temperament". Anatole France was also documented to have a brain volume just two-thirds the normal size. France is also widely believed to be the model for narrator Marcel's literary idol Bergotte in Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time.

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Anatole France #Art #Love

Photo of Anatole France In art as in love, instinct is enough.
Anatole France #Best

Photo of Anatole France We reproach people for talking about themselves but it is the subject they treat best.
Anatole France #Education

Photo of Anatole France Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
Anatole France #Education

Photo of Anatole France An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind.
Anatole France #Equality

Photo of Anatole France The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law, which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
Anatole France #Art

Photo of Anatole France What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!
Anatole France #Dreams #Great

Photo of Anatole France To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream not only plan, but also believe.
Anatole France #Equality

Photo of Anatole France The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
Anatole France #God

Photo of Anatole France Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
Anatole France #Great #Religion

Photo of Anatole France Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.
Anatole France #Happiness

Photo of Anatole France Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
Anatole France #History

Photo of Anatole France History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.
Anatole France #Imagination

Photo of Anatole France To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
Anatole France #Nature

Photo of Anatole France Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.
Anatole France #Nature

Photo of Anatole France It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.
Anatole France #Wisdom

Photo of Anatole France I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
Anatole France #Wisdom

Photo of Anatole France Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
Anatole France #Courage

Photo of 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 #Fear #Future

Photo of Anatole France That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
Anatole France #Education

Photo of 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 #Truth

Photo of Anatole France The truth is that life is delicious, horrible, charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything.
Anatole France #Art #Teacher

Photo of Anatole France 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 #Men #Women

Photo of 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 #Change #Life

Photo of 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 #Work

Photo of 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.