It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion. Anatole Fr
Human affairs inspire in noble hearts only two feelings-admiration or pity.
Sometimes one day in a difference place gives you more than ten years of a life at home.
There is only one science, love, one riches, love, only one policy, love. To make love is all the law and the prophets.
Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue. Anatole Franc
You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.
Stupidity is far more dangerous than evil, for evil takes a break from time to time, stupidity does not.
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.
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened. Anatole Franc
The duty of literature is to note what counts, and to light up what is suited to the light. If it ceases to choose and to love, it becomes like a woman who gives herself without preference.
Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom. Anatole Fr
The future is a convenient place for dreams.
Dog! When we first met on the highway of life, we came from the two poles of creation.... What can be the meaning of the obscure love for me that has sprung up in your heart?
The mania of thinking renders one unfit for every activity.
The best sentence? The shortest.
I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.
If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.
It is only the poor who are forbidden to beg.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness. Anatole Fr
The Kingdom of Heaven is a military autocracy and there is no public opinion in it.
The finest words in the world are only vain sounds if you can't understand them. The best sentence? The shortest.
All the good writers of confessions, from Augustine onwards, are men who are still a little in love with their sins.
You become a good writer just as you become a good joiner: by planing down your sentences.
History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.
What we call happiness is what we do not know.
It is not customary to love what one has.
An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind.
Intelligent women always marry fools
Armenia is dying, but it will survive. The little blood that it still has left is precious blood that will give birth to a heroic generation. A nation that does not want to die, does not die.