Quotation Explorer - 'Anatole France'

When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it. - Anatole France
The finest words in the world are only vain sounds if you cannot understand them. - Anatole France
Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream. - Anatole France
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal their bread. - Anatole France
If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads. - Anatole France
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. - Anatole France
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. - Anatole France
Nothing spoils a confession like repentance. - Anatole France
The average man does not know what to do with his life, yet wants another one which will last forever. - Anatole France
Of all sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest. - Anatole France
It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot. - 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
Dictionary: The universe in alphabetical order. - Anatole France
If a million people say a foolish thing, is it still a foolish thing. - Anatole France
A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance. - Anatole France
People who have no faults are terrible; there is no way to take advantage of them - Anatole France
The impotence of God is infinite. - Anatole France
To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe. - Anatole France
Innocence more often than not is a piece of good fortune rather than a virtue. - Anatole France
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind usis a part of ourselves. We must die to one life before we can enter another - Anatole France
In art as in love, instinct is enough. - 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 do know and what you don't. - Anatole France
Be gentle and learn how to suffer. When one suffers patiently, one suffers less. - Anatole France
. . .everyone took an interest in the conversation, for each one was interested in what he or she said. - Anatole France
Our pains are no excuse for slandering the world. - Anatole France
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of the mind for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards. - Anatole France
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living. - Anatole France
When a thing has been said, and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it. - Anatole France
Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not wish to sign his work. - Anatole France
No one gives as much as he who gives hope. - Anatole France
To die for an idea is to place a pretty high price upon conjectures. - Anatole France
He who lives little, changes little. - Anatole France
Ignorance is a necessary condition of human happiness, and it must be owned that in most cases we fulfill it well. We know almost nothing about ourselves; absolutely nothing about our neighbors. Ignorance constitutes our peace of mind; self- deception our felicity. - 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 lent me. - Anatole France
It is the certainty that they possess the truth that makes men cruel. - Anatole France
All writers of confessions from Augustine on down, have always remained a little in love with their sins. - Anatole France
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. - Anatole France
Never lend books - nobody ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are those which people have lent me. - Anatole France
The people who have no weakness are terrible; there is no way of taking advantage of them. - Anatole France
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
We chase dreams and embrace shadows. - Anatole France
The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever. - 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
Who ever enters here, honors me; who ever does not-- pleases me. - Anatole France
To be willing to die for an idea is to set a rather high price on conjecture. - Anatole France
So long as society is founded on injustice, the function of the laws will be to defend injustice. And the more unjust they are the more respectable they will seem. - Anatole France
What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance? - Anatole France
It is good to collect things, but it is better to go on walks. - 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
It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly. - Anatole France
Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another. - Anatole France
To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. - Anatole France
We have never heard the devil's side of the story, God wrote all the book. - Anatole France
To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only plan, but also believe! - Anatole France
To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything. - Anatole France
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live. - Anatole France
It's not by amusing oneself that one learns. - Anatole France
...it is not by reflection and intelligence, but by perception, that the highest and purest truths are attained. - Anatole France
To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act. - Anatole France
The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads. - 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
People who have no weaknesses are terrible; there is no way of taking advantage of them. - Anatole France
I love reason, but I am no fanatic in my love. Reason is our guide and beacon-light; but when you have made a divinity of it, it will blind you and instigate you to crime. - Anatole France
I never go into the country for a change of air and a holiday. I always go instead into the eighteenth century. - Anatole France
It is the certainty that they possess the truth that makes men cruel. -, novelist, essayist, Nobel laureate (1844-1924) - Anatole France
J'ai toujours préféré la folie des passions à la sagesse de l'indifférence. - Anatole France
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