1844 – 1924
Who was Anatole France?
Anatole France 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 in recognition of his literary achievements.
- The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.
- The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards; and curiosity itself can be vivid and wholesome only in proportion as the mind is contented and happy.
- Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
- 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.
- The pseudonym for God when He did not want to sign.
- What frightens us most in a madman is his sane conversation.
- It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
- Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one which makes him out to be a rational animal.
- Chance is the pseudonym God uses when He does not want to sign His name.
- 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.
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- Apr 16, 1844
- Also known as
- Jacques Anatole Francis Thibault
- Jacques-Anatole-François Thibault
- François-Anatole Thibault
- Collège Stanislas de Paris
- Oct 12, 1924
on July 23, 2013