1844-1924, French Writer
A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
Anatole France – [Ignorance]

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 do know and what you don't.
Anatole France – [Education]

Chance is the pseudonym God uses when He does not want to sign His name.
Anatole France – [Chance]

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.
Anatole France – [History and Historians]

I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
Anatole France – [Enthusiasm]

I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.
Anatole France – [Poverty and The Poor]

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Anatole France – [Growth]

In art as in love, instinct is enough.
Anatole France – [Arts and Artists]

Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.
Anatole France – [Innocence]

Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
Anatole France – [Irony]

It is almost systematically to constitute a natural moral law. Nature has no principles. She furnishes us with no reason to believe that human life is to be respected. Nature, in her indifference, makes no difference between right and wrong.
Anatole France – [Morality]

It is better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.
Anatole France – [Understanding]

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
Anatole France – [Action]

It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.
Anatole France – [Human Nature]

It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit.
Anatole France – [Money]

It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be.
Anatole France – [Innocence]

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
Anatole France – [Lovers]

Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.
Anatole France – [Nature]

Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
Anatole France – [Education]

No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
Anatole France – [Censorship]

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