Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.
Quote by Anatole France
Anatole France Quotes
I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value...
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.
Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses;...
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind...
War will disappear only when men shall take no part whatever in violence and shall...
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of...
We live too much in books and not enough in nature, and we are very...
It is in the ability to deceive oneself that the greatest talent is shown
The whole art of teaching is the only art of awakening the natural curiosity of...
We have drugs to make women speak, but none to keep them silent.
The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
We reproach people for talking about themselves but it is the subject they treat best
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you...
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
One thing above all gives charm to men's thoughts, and this is unrest. A mind...
I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
We reproach people for talking about themselves; but it is the subject they treat best.
When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy...