Caress your phrase tenderly; it will end by smiling at you.
We reproach people for talking about themselves; but it is the subject they treat best.
Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom. Anatole Fr
Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest. Anatole Franc
Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.
Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.
We chase dreams and embrace shadows.
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
Stupidity is far more dangerous than evil, for evil takes a break from time to time, stupidity does not.
The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.
It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.
Chance is the pseudonym God uses when He'd rather not sign His own name.
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool. Anatole Fr
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.
We have never heard the devil's side of the story, God wrote all the book.
The law in its majesty prohibits rich and poor alike from sleeping under bridges.
Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
America, where thanks to Congress, there are forty million laws to enforce the Ten Commandments.
A woman without breasts is like a bed without pillows.
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
Those who have given themselves the most concern about the happiness of peoples have made their neighbors very miserable.
Custom alone regulates morals.
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened. Anatole Fr
History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.
The truth is that life is delicious, horrible, charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything.
It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
People who don't count won't count.
I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.
A writer is rarely so well inspired as when he talks about himself.
The man of science multiples the points of contact between man and nature.