True education is the ability to discern the difference between what you do know and what you don't.
To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
The truth is that life is delicious, horrible, charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything.
When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.
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.
For the majority of people , though they do not know what to do with this life , long for another that shall have no end .
If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
God forbids suicide, and is unwilling that his creatures should destroy themselves.
Man is a rational animal. He can think up a reason for anything he wants to believe.
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be
Distrust even Mathematics; albeit so sublime and highly perfected, we have here a machine of such delicacy it can only work in vacuo, and one grain of sand in the wheels is enough to put everything out of gear. One shudders to think to what disaster such a grain of sand may bring a Mathematical brai
It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot. Anatole Fr
Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.
It is not customary to love what one has.
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.
Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil. Anatole Franc
A woman without breasts is like a bed without pillows.
Armenia is dying, but it will survive. The little blood that it still has left is precious blood that will give birth to a heroic generation. A nation that does not want to die, does not die.
Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom. Anatole Fr
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.
There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant.
It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
It is not easy to be a pretty woman without causing mischief.
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.
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live. Anatole France 1
Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.
What frightens us most in a madman is his sane conversation.
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened. Anatole Franc