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To accomplish great things,
by Anatole France

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

Related topics: Values Motivational

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France

 

To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
- Anatole France

In art as in love, instinct is enough.
- Anatole France

It is only the poor who pay cash,
and that not from virtue,
but because they are refused credit.
- Anatole France

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All changes, even the most longed for,
have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves;
we must die to one life before we can enter another.
- 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

Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.
- 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

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

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

Silence is the wit of fools.
- Anatole France

If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.
- Anatole France

Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
- Anatole France

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
- Anatole France

The good critic is he who relates the adventures of
his soul among masterpieces.
- Anatole France

Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.
- Anatole France

It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be.
- Anatole France

Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream.
- Anatole France

What frightens us most in a madman is his sane conversation.
- Anatole France

An education which does not cultivate the will is an
education that depraves the mind.
- Anatole France

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

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

When a thing has been said and well,
have no scruple.
Take it and copy it.
- Anatole France

I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
- Anatole France

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

What can be more foolish than to think that all this
rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance,
when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!
- Anatole France

We reproach people for talking about themselves;
but it is the subject they treat best.
- Anatole France

Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.
- Anatole France

There are very honest people who do not think that
they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant.
- Anatole France

Nature has no principles.
She makes no distinction between good and evil.
- Anatole France

Never lend books, for no one ever returns them;
the only books I have in my library are books that
other folks have left me.
- Anatole France

The truth is that life is delicious,
horrible,
charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything.
- Anatole France

Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
- Anatole France

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.
- Anatole France

We do not know what to do with this short life,
yet we want another which will be eternal.
- Anatole France

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

No government ought to be without censors;
and where the press is free,
no one ever will.
Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
- Anatole France

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

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.
- Anatole France

Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one
which makes him out to be a rational animal.
- Anatole France

Suffering!
We owe to it all that is good in us,
all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity,
we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.
- Anatole France

The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.
- Anatole France

Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which
once existed between man and the universe.
- 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 human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.
- Anatole France

One thing above all gives charm to men's thoughts,
and this is unrest.
A mind that is not uneasy irritates and bores me.
- Anatole France

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

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

Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against
the risk of certain neurotic illnesses;
their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them
the task of constructing a personal one.
- Anatole France

War will disappear only when men shall take no part
whatever in violence and shall be ready to suffer every
persecution that their abstention will bring them.
It is the only way to abolish war.
- Anatole France

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

Constant kindness can accomplish much.
As the sun makes ice melt,
kindness causes misunderstanding,
mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
- Albert Schweitzer

He who is not courageous enough to take risks
will accomplish nothing in life.
- Muhammad Ali

He who would accomplish much must sacrifice much.
- James Allen

It is amazing how much you can accomplish
when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.
- Anonymous

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.
- Helen Keller

You can have anything you want -
if you want it badly enough.
You can be anything you want to be,
do anything you set out to accomplish
if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
- Abraham Lincoln

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's the little things you do
that can make a big difference.
What are you attempting to accomplish?
What little thing can you do today
that will make you more effective?
You are probably only one step away from greatness.
- Bob Proctor

Once you have mastered time,
you will understand how true it is that
most people overestimate what
they can accomplish in a year -
and underestimate what
they can achieve in a decade!
- Tony Robbins

If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop
a hunger to accomplish your dreams.
- Les Brown

Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
- Thomas A. Edison

I believe it is important for people to create a healthy
mental environment in which to accomplish daily tasks.
- Darren L. Johnson

One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one's horticultural goals.
If a garden is a site for the imagination,
how can we be very far from the beginning?
- Francis Cabot Lowell

An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything
and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.
- Thomas Fuller


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