Until you have loved an animal, part of your soul will have remained dormant.
It is good to collect things, but it is better to go on walks.
It is the certainty that they possess the truth that makes men cruel.
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened. Anatole Franc
When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.
Lack of understanding is a great power. Sometimes it enables men to conquer the world.
Nine tenths of education is encouragement. Anatole Franc
Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest.
That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
Unhappiness does make people look stupid.
The finest words in the world are only vain sounds if you can't understand them. The best sentence? The shortest.
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
People who don't count won't count.
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.
God forbids suicide, and is unwilling that his creatures should destroy themselves.
A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
What frightens us most in a madman is his sane conversation. Anatole Fr
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.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness. Anatole Fr
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot. Anatole Fr
To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
The impotence of God is infinite.
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened. Anatole Fr
The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law, which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
It is not customary to love what one has.
An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind. Anatole Franc
Without the Utopians of other times, men would still live in caves, miserable and naked. It was Utopians who traced the lines of the first City.....Out of generous dreams come beneficial realities. Utopia is the principle of all progress, and the essay into a better future.
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live. Anatole France
Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.