Anatole France

Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
Anatole France

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
Anatole France

If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.
Anatole France

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Anatole France

It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
Anatole France

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
Anatole France

Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
Anatole France

I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.
Anatole France

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Anatole France

Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.
Anatole France

In art as in love, instinct is enough.
Anatole France

Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
Anatole France

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.
Anatole France

The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law, which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
Anatole France

Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me.
Anatole France

You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.
Anatole France

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
Anatole France

An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t.
Anatole France

To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
Anatole France

Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest.
Anatole France

Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.
Anatole France

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
Anatole France

Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
Anatole France

A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
Anatole France

Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.
Anatole France

If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
Anatole France

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