Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me.

-Anatole France
Anatole France

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

Anatole France
We chase dreams and embrace shadows.
Anatole France

The wonder is, not that the field of stars is so vast, but that man has measured it.

Anatole France
Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue. Anatole Franc
Anatole France

A simple style is like white light. Although complex, it does not appear to be so.

Anatole France
I would define a book as a work of magic whence escape, all kinds of images to trouble the souls and change the hearts of men
Anatole France

If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.

Anatole France
Theologians and philosophers, who make God the creator of Nature and the architect of the Universe, reveal Him to us as an illogical and unbalanced Being. They declare He is benevolent because they are afraid of Him, but they are forced to admit the truth that His ways are vicious and beyond understanding. They attribute a malignity to Him seldom to be found in any human being. And that is how they get human beings to worship Him. For our miserable species would never lavish worship on a just and benevolent God from whom they had nothing to fear.
Anatole France

It's not by amusing oneself that one learns.

Anatole France
The Arab who built himself a hut with marbles from the temple of Palmyra is more philosophical than all the curators of the museums of London, Paris, and Munich.