Anatole France

Anatole France, Nobel laureate in Literature 1921

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Anatole France (16 April 1844 – 12 October 1924), born François-Anatole Thibault, 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 Nobel Prize for Literature.

See below of some of Anatole France’s Noted Quotes (Wisdom):

“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.”

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

“If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.”

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

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

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

“Make love now, by night and by day, in winter and in summer… You are in the world for that and the rest of life is nothing but vanity, illusion, waste. There is only one science, love, only one riches, love, only one policy, love. To make love is all the law, and the prophets.”

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