To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

-Anatole France
Anatole France

An old philosopher said to Monsieur Coignard, a Reverend Father: 'You are a pig!' To which Abad Coignard answered: 'You flatter me, sir. But unfortunately, I'm only a man.'

Anatole France
It is almost impossible systematically to constitute a natural moral law. Nature has no principles. She furnishes us with no reason to believe that human life is to be respected. Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil.
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
Sometimes one day in a difference place gives you more than ten years of a life at home.
Anatole France

Unhappiness does make people look stupid.

Anatole France
Truth possesses within herself a penetrating force, unknown alike to error and falsehood. I say 'truth' and you understand my meaning. For the beautiful words truth and justice need not to be defined in order to be understood in their true sense.
Anatole France

There is only one science, love, one riches, love, only one policy, love. To make love is all the law and the prophets.

Anatole France
An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind.
Anatole France

Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.

Anatole France
America, where thanks to Congress, there are forty million laws to enforce the Ten Commandments.