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Name: Anatole France  
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Date of Birth: 16th April 1844
Place of Birth: Paris, France
Profession: Writer
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Anatole France (April 16, 1844 – October 12, 1924) was the pen name of French author Jacques Anatole François Thibault. He was born in Paris, France, and died in Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France. He was buried in the Ancient Cemetery of Neuilly, Hauts-de-Seine.

In the 1920s his writings were put on the Index of Forbidden Books of the Roman Catholic Church, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1921.


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Famous sayings

  • "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."
  • "I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom."
  • "If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing."
  • "When a thing has been said, and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it."
  • "Let us give to men irony and pity as witnesses and judges."
  • "Make hatred hated."
  • "Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are those that other people have lent me."

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