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 better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot. Anatole Fr

Anatole France
I am a physician. I keep a drug-shop of lies. I give relief, consolation. Can one console and relieve without lying? ... Only women and doctors know how necessary and how helpful lies are to men.
Anatole France

Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream.

Anatole France
Those who have given themselves the most concern about the happiness of peoples have made their neighbors very miserable.
Anatole France

The best sentence? The shortest.

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

Yet, every now and then, there would pass a young girl, slender, fair and desirable, arousing in young men a not ignoble desire to possess her, and stirring in old men regrets for ecstasy not seized and now forever past.

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

Until you have loved an animal, part of your soul will have remained dormant.

Anatole France
Sometimes one day in a difference place gives you more than ten years of a life at home.