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Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one which makes him out to be a rational animal.
Anatole France (Le Petit Pierre, 1918)
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The Kingdom of Heaven is a military autocracy and there is no public opinion in it.
Anatole France (The Revolt of the Angels, 1914)
8
Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil.
Anatole France (The Revolt of the Angels, 1914)
7
People who have no weaknesses are terrible; there is no way of taking advantage of them.
Anatole France (The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard, 1881)
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The truth is that life is delicious, horrible, charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything. 
Anatole France (Quoted in The Ironic Temper: Anatole France and His Time, 1932)
5
Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.
Anatole France
4
Time deals gently only with those who take it gently.
Anatole France (The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard, 1881)
3
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 (The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard, 1881)
2
If the path be beautiful, let us not question where it leads.
Anatole France
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To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Anatole France (Speech at a French Academy, 1896)
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Anatole France Biography

Born: April 16, 1844
Died: October 12, 1924

Anatole France was a French novelist, poet and journalist. He is best known for his many succesful novels and was also considered to be a revered man of letters. He also won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1921.

Notable Works

The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard (1881)
Thaïs
(1890)
The Garden of Epicurus (1895)
A Chronicle of Our Own Times (1897-1901)
Crainquebille (1903)
Penguin Island (1908)
The Gods Are Athirst (1912)
The Revolt of the Angels (1914)
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