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Anatole France

1844-1924. French writer.

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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.

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Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.

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Nine tenths of education is encouragement.

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The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor, to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets and to steal bread.

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

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That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.

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Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.

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It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.

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The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.

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If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.

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