Anatole France Quotes

75 Anatole France quotes:

"Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues."
"A writer is rarely so well inspired as when he talks about himself"
Author: France Quotes Category: Ego Quotes
"I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom."
"The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread"
Author: France Quotes Category: Equality Quotes
"I would define a book as a work of magic whence escape, all kinds of images to trouble the souls and change the hearts of men"
"We live too much in books and not enough in nature, and we are very much like the simpleton of a Pliny the Younger, who went on studying a Greek author while before his eyes Vesuvius was overwhelming five cities beneath the ashes"
"I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life."
"An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind."
"If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads."
"The faculty of doubting is rare among men. A few choice spirits carry the germs of it in them, but these do not develop without training."
Author: France Quotes Category: Choice Quotes
"There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant"
Author: France Quotes Category: Cheating Quotes
"If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing."
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool."
"If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing."
"Silence is the wit of fools."
"It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly."
"The first virtue of all really great men is that they are sincere"
Author: France Quotes Category: Greatness Quotes
"Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not wish to sign his work."
"It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion."
"It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot."

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