It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit.

-Anatole France
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
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool. Anatole Fr
Anatole France

I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.

Anatole France
Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
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
It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be.
Anatole France

The truth is that life is delicious, horrible, charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything.

Anatole France
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.
Anatole France

You think you are dying for your country; you die for the industrialists.

Anatole France
It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.