Anatole France Quotes

Anatole France (French: [anat?l f???s]; born François-Anatole Thibault, [fr??swa anat?l 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"

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Anatole France


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

Anatole France

#Accomplish #Dreams #Great


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

#Change #Changes #Die #Life


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

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#Animal #Animals #Loved #Pet #Soul


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

#Able #Committed #Differentiate #Memory


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

Anatole France

#Accomplish #Act #Also #Believe #Confidence #Discipline #Dream #Dreams #Goal #Graduation #Great Things #Imagination #Inspiration #Inspirational #Life #Motivation #Plan #Plan A #Planning #Plans


It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.

Anatole France

#Acts #Ideas


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

#Learn #Speak #Work


Nine tenths of education is encouragement.

Anatole France

#Education #Nine


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

#Clothes #Interested #Men #Women


To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.

Anatole France

#Imagination #Imagine


That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.

Anatole France

#Fear #Fears #Future #Hopes #Neither #Uncertain


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

Anatole France

#Confusion


Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest.

Anatole France

#Aberration


It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be.

Anatole France

#Naive


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.

Anatole France