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Anatole France
1844 - 1924

French author and critic, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature (1921)


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

The state is like the human body. Not all of the functions it carries out are noble ones.

The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the nonobvious. To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

If a million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.