The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads. Anatole Franc
For the majority of people , though they do not know what to do with this life , long for another that shall have no end .
Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest.
To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
The man of science multiples the points of contact between man and nature.
We do not know what to do with this short life, yet we want another which will be eternal. Anatole Fr
Nine tenths of education is encouragement. Anatole Franc
In art as in love, instinct is enough.
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
The truth is that life is delicious, horrible, charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything.
The first virtue of all really great men is that they are sincere. They eradicate hypocrisy from their hearts.
Nine tenths of education is encouragement. Anatole Fr
The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.
There are no bad books any more than there are ugly women.
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.
People who have no weaknesses are terrible; there is no way of taking advantage of them.
The Arab who built himself a hut with marbles from the temple of Palmyra is more philosophical than all the curators of the museums of London, Paris, and Munich.
Stupidity is far more dangerous than evil, for evil takes a break from time to time, stupidity does not.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness. Anatole Fr
Play is hand-to-hand encounter with Fate.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
America, where thanks to Congress, there are forty million laws to enforce the Ten Commandments.
Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom. Anatole Fr
It is by believing in roses that you make them bloom.
Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil. Anatole Franc
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one which makes him out to be a rational animal.
Those who have given themselves the most concern about the happiness of peoples have made their neighbors very miserable.
Time deals gently only with those who take it gently.
Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water.