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  Of all sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest.  
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  If 50 million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  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  
 -  Anatole France
  

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

  Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not wish to sign his work.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  Nine tenths of education is encouragement.  
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  To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.  
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  Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water.  
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  A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  There are divers men who make a great show of loyalty, and pretend to such discretion in the hidden things they hear, that at the end folk come to put faith in them.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  For above all things Love means sweetness, and truth, and measure; yea, loyalty to the loved one and to your word. And because of this I dare not meddle with so high a matter.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one's lost self.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  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 know and what you don't.  
 -  Anatole France
  

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

  Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  Silence is the wit of fools.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  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.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law, which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  It is better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water.  
 -  Anatole France