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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“War will disappear only when men shall take no part whatever in violence and shall be ready to suffer every persecution that their abstention will bring them. It is the only way to abolish war.”
“One thing above all gives charm to men's thoughts, and this is unrest. A mind that is not uneasy irritates and bores me.”
“If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.”
“Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom”
“If it were absolutely necessary to choose, I would rather be guilty of an immoral act than of a cruel one”
“The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces”
“What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!”
“It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.”
“Unhappiness does make people look stupid”
“Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom”
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