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The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.  - Anatole France
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In French: "Une bêtise répétée par trente-six millions de bouches ne cesse pas d'être une bêtise." - Literal translation: "A nonsense repeated by thirty-six million mouths still a nonsense" - From: "Histoire contemporaine, Volume 4: Monsieur Bergeret a Paris" (1901), p. 168. This quote is similar to izquotes.com/quote/251378
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Works of Anatole France (2010 edition), MobileReference - ISBN: 9781607785422

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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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