Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.
Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest. Anatole Franc
To die for an idea is to set a rather high price upon conjecture.
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 human nature to think wisely and act foolishly
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
True education is the ability to discern the difference between what you do know and what you don't.
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.
We do not know what to do with this short life, yet we want another which will be eternal. Anatole Fr
The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.
Men are not created to know, men are not created to understand ... and our illusions increase with our knowledge.
Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue. Anatole Franc
It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.
There is a certain impertinence in allowing oneself to be burned for an opinion.
It is by believing in roses that you make them bloom.
We have drugs to make women speak, but none to keep them silent.
The finest words in the world are only vain sounds if you can't understand them. The best sentence? The shortest.
Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not wish to sign his work.
The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
You become a good writer just as you become a good joiner: by planing down your sentences.
What frightens us most in a madman is his sane conversation. Anatole Franc
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live. 1
If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool. Anatole Fr
Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest. Anatole Fr
It is not easy to be a pretty woman without causing mischief.
No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool. Anatole Franc
You think you are dying for your country; you die for the industrialists.