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Anatole France
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Ils naquirent, ils souffrirent, ils moururent. - Opinions of Jérôme Coignard (1893), Chapter 16


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Anatole France
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Born: April 16, 1844

Died: October 12, 1924 (aged 80)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Novelist

Bio: Anatole France , born François-Anatole Thibault,, was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was born in Paris, and died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters.

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In relation to God, we are like a thief who has burgled the house of a kindly householder and been allowed to keep some of the gold. From the point of view of the lawful owner this gold is a gift; Form the point of view of the burglar it is a theft. He must go and give it back. It is the same with our existence. We have stolen a little of God's being to make it ours. God has made us a gift of it. But we have stolen it. We must return it.

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