Quotations From ANATOLE FRANCE

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  • The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
    Anatole France (1844-1924), French author. Dedicatory letter to The Literary Life (1888). Somerset Maugham made a similar prescription for artists; see his comment under "artists."
  • Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
    Anatole France (1844-1924), French author. "The Log, November 30, 1859," The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard (1881).

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  • The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets or steal bread.
    Anatole France (1844-1924), French author. The Red Lily, ch. 7 (1894).

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