I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
Quote by Anatole France
If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
We live too much in books and not enough in nature, and we are very...
Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.
Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of...
It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces
The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in...
When a thing has been said and well said, have no scruple; take it and...
The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who...
That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of...
Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.
Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water.
Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not wish to sign his...
As long as I've got a chance to beat you I'm going to take it.
Life is full of chances and changes, and the most prosperous of men may...meet with...