It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.

-Anatole France
Anatole France

Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom. Anatole Franc

Anatole France
Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.
Anatole France

Intelligent women always marry fools

Anatole France
We thank God for having created this world, and praise Him for having made another, quite different one, where the wrongs of this one are corrected.
Anatole France

It is not easy to be a pretty woman without causing mischief.

Anatole France
History books that contain no lies are extremely dull. Anatole Franc
Anatole France

Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream.

Anatole France
An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind.
Anatole France

It is remarkable how great an influence our clothes have on our moral state.

Anatole France
For a man’s life would become intolerable, if he knew what was going to happen to him. He would be made aware of future evils, and would suffer their agonies in advance, while he would get no joy of present blessings since he would know how they would end. Ignorance is the necessary condition of human happiness, and it has to be admitted that on the whole mankind observes that condition well. We are almost entirely ignorant of ourselves; absolutely of others. In ignorance, we find our bliss; in illusions, our happiness.