Anatole France Quotes

75 Anatole France quotes:

"We live too much in books and not enough in nature, and we are very much like the simpleton of a Pliny the Younger, who went on studying a Greek author while before his eyes Vesuvius was overwhelming five cities beneath the ashes"
"Nine tenths of education is encouragement."
"The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces"
Author: France Quotes Category: Adventure Quotes
"Silence is the wit of fools."
"Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not wish to sign his work."
"Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign."
"Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe."
"There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant."
"Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom."
"Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest."
"The truth is that life is delicious, horrible, charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything."
"When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it."
"Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear."
"It is in the ability to deceive oneself that the greatest talent is shown"
Author: France Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life."
"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."
"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."
"There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant"
Author: France Quotes Category: Cheating Quotes
"It was one of the liest 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."
"It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion."

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