Anatole France Quotes


75 Anatole France quotes:



"The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever."
"Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water."
"One thing above all gives charm to men's thoughts, and this is unrest. A mind that is not uneasy irritates and bores me."
"History books that contain no lies are extremely dull."
"Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one."
"It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit."
"The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces."
"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."
"When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it."
"Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue."
"It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be"
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"It is almost systematically to constitute a natural moral law. Nature has no principles. She furnishes us with no reason to believe that human life is to be respected. Nature, in her indifference, makes no difference between right and wrong."
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"Justice is the means by which established injustices are sanctioned"
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"The finest words in the world are only vain sounds if you cannot understand them."
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"Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another"
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