Anatole France Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old anatole france quotes, anatole france sayings, and anatole france proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Justice is the means by which established injustices are sanctioned.     

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Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.     

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.     

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

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If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.     

Anatole France

The whole art of teaching is the only art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards; and curiosity itself can be vivid and wholesome only in proportion as the mind is contented and happy     

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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.     

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Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.     

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One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past or in complaining against the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the essence of life.     

Anatole France

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

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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.     

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The duty of literature is to note what counts, and to light up what is suited to the light. If it ceases to choose and to love, it becomes like a woman who gives herself without preference.     

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

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It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.     

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

Anatole France

Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.     

Anatole France

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

Anatole France

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

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 into another.     

Anatole France

Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil.     

Anatole France

Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.     

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

Anatole France

Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.     

Anatole France

Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.     

Anatole France

Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.     

Anatole France

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

Anatole France

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

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To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.     

Anatole France