Anatole France , born Anatole François Thibault, was a French author. He was born in Paris, and died in Tours, Indre-et-Loire.
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“We reproach people for talking about themselves but it is the subject they treat best”
“It was one of the deadliest 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.”
“History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.”
“Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream.”
“It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be”
“An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind.”
“It is in the ability to deceive oneself that the greatest talent is shown”
“Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.”
“Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water.”
“You become a good writer just as you become a good joiner: by planing down your sentences”
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