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

 
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Anatole France
Anatole France
  • Born: April 16, 1844
  • Died: October 12, 1924
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Novelist

Anatole France was a French poet, journalist, and successful novelist with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He was a member of the Académie française, and won the 1921 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his brilliant literary achievements, characterized as they are by a nobility of style, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a true Gallic temperament".

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