The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
The man of science multiples the points of contact between man and nature.
Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.
There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant.
Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest.
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them
The wonder is, not that the field of stars is so vast, but that man has measured it.
It is in the ability to deceive oneself that the greatest talent is shown.
What we call happiness is what we do not know.
What frightens us most in a madman is his sane conversation. Anatole Fr
The Kingdom of Heaven is a military autocracy and there is no public opinion in it.
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 underst
I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.
Justice is the sanction of established injustice.
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.
A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!
A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance. [The ability to focus on positives and distract your mind from negatives for at least a time is a necessary skill for being happy.]
For the majority of people , though they do not know what to do with this life , long for another that shall have no end .
God forbids suicide, and is unwilling that his creatures should destroy themselves.
That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly
What frightens us most in a madman is his sane conversation. Anatole Franc
It is by believing in roses that you make them bloom.
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.
Men are not created to know, men are not created to understand ... and our illusions increase with our knowledge.
The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.
Nothing spoils a confession like repentance.
People who have no weaknesses are terrible; there is no way of taking advantage of them.
Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.