Top 10 Quotes by Anatole France

Anatole France

I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.

Anatole France
Christianity has done a great deal for love by making a sin of it.
Anatole France

A dictionary is merely the universe arranged in alphabetical order.

Anatole France
If it were absolutely necessary to choose, I would rather be guilty of an immoral act than of a cruel one.
Anatole France

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

Anatole France
God, conquered, will become Satan; Satan, conquering, will become God. May the fates spare me this terrible lot; I love the Hell which formed my genius. I love the Earth where I have done some good, if it be possible to do any good in this fearful world where beings live but by rapine.
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 in the ability to deceive oneself that the greatest talent is shown.
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
Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one which makes him out to be a rational animal.