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A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
Ignorance
Anatole France

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

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History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.
History and Historians
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I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
Enthusiasm
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If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Growth
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In art as in love, instinct is enough.
Arts and Artists
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Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.
Innocence
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Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
Irony
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It is better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.
Understanding
Anatole France

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

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It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.
Human Nature
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It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit.
Money
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It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be.
Innocence
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Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
Lovers
Anatole France

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

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Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
Education
Anatole France

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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.
Humankind
Anatole France

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That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
The future
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The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.
Books - Reading
Anatole France

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The finest words in the world are only vain sounds if you cannot understand them.
Words
Anatole France

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The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
Critics and Criticism
Anatole France

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The pseudonym for God when He did not want to sign.
Chance
Anatole France

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To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Belief
Anatole France

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We reproach people for talking about themselves; but it is the subject they treat best.
Egotism
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What frightens us most in a madman is his sane conversation.
Sanity
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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun