Anatole France Quotes by Successful Novelist to Accomplish Great Things

To accomplish things with the inspiration of Anatole France Quotes: not only plan, but also believe. This quotes and sayings inspire and motivate you to achieve your goals in life.

  • Silence is the wit of fools.
  • Change is the essence of life.
  • The best sentence? The shortest.
  • It is only the poor who are forbidden to beg.
  • We chase dreams and embrace shadows.
  • The impotence of God is infinite.
  • Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
  • Nothing spoils a confession like repentance.
  • The future is hidden even from those who make it.
  • It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.
  • Time deals gently only with those who take it gently.
  • The more you say, the less they remember.
  • Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.
  • The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
  • In art as in love, instinct is enough.
  • Intelligent women always marry fools
  • Play is hand-to-hand encounter with Fate.
  • It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
  • Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream.
  • A woman without breasts is like a bed without pillows.
  • History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.
  • A tale without love is like beef without mustard: insipid.
  • Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
  • What frightens us most in a madman is his sane conversation.
  • Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
  • Dictionary: The universe in alphabetical order.
  • To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
  • There are no bad books any more than there are ugly women.
  • The first virtue of all really great men is that they are sincere. They eradicate hypocrisy from their hearts.
  • Human affairs inspire in noble hearts only two feelings-admiration or pity.
  • We have drugs to make women speak, but none to keep them silent.
  • God forbids suicide, and is unwilling that his creatures should destroy themselves.
  • We reproach people for talking about themselves; but it is the subject they treat best.
  • It is by believing in roses that you make them bloom.
  • If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.
  • It is good to collect things, but it is better to go on walks.
  • A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
  • I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
  • Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
  • Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.
  • When a history book contains no lies it is always tedious
  • The law … allows rich as well as poor to sleep under bridges.
  • In truth man is made rather to eat ices than to pore over old texts.
  • Lack of understanding is a great power. Sometimes it enables men to conquer the world.
  • That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
  • The Kingdom of Heaven is a military autocracy and there is no public opinion in it.
  • The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.
  • When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it..
  • Man is a rational animal. He can think up a reason for anything he wants to believe.
  • Men are not created to know, men are not created to understand … and our illusions increase with our knowledge.
  • The power of love itself weakens and gradually becomes lost with age, like all the other energies of man.
  • What we call strategy is mainly just crossing rivers on bridges and passing mountains though cols.
  • The truth is that life is delicious, horrible, charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything.
  • People who have no weaknesses are terrible; there is no way of taking advantage of them.
  • In every well-governed state wealth is a sacred thing; in democracies it is the only sacred thing.
  • I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.
  • Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
  • Until you have loved an animal, part of your soul will have remained dormant.
  • If it were absolutely necessary to choose, I would rather be guilty of an immoral act than of a cruel one.
  • If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
  • Caress your phrase tenderly; it will end by smiling at you.
  • It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be.
  • It is remarkable how great an influence our clothes have on our moral state.
  • Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.
  • Justice is the means by which established injustices are sanctioned
  • It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
  • The law in its majesty prohibits rich and poor alike from sleeping under bridges.
  • In order that knowledge be properly digested it must have been swallowed with a good appetite.
  • History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.
  • Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women’s clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.
  • Awaken people’s curiosity. It is enough to open minds, do not overload them. Put there just a spark.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Universal peace will be realized, not because man will become better, but because a new order of things, a new science, new economic necessities, will impose peace.
  • We thank God for having created this world, and praise Him for having made another, quite different one, where the wrongs of this one are corrected.
  • If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
  • We have never heard the devil’s side of the story, God wrote all the book.
  • You become a good writer just as you become a good joiner: by planing down your sentences.
  • It is the certainty that they possess the truth that makes men cruel.
  • That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
  • True education is the ability to discern the difference between what you do know and what you don’t.
  • The finest words in the world are only vain sounds if you can’t understand them. The best sentence? The shortest.
  • Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.
  • 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.
  • What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!
  • He flattered himself on being a man without any prejudices; and this pretension itself is a very great prejudice.
  • 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.
  • To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
  • Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
  • Of all earthly creatures, humans alone have the power to choose. One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past nor in complaining about the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the very essence of life.
  • 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.
  • 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 do know and what you don’t.
  • The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
  • Do not try to satisfy your vanity by teaching a great many things. Awaken people’s curiosity. It is enough to open minds; do not overload them. Put there just a spark. If there is some good inflammable stuff, it will catch fire.
  • Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.
  • Stupidity is far more dangerous than evil, for evil takes a break from time to time, stupidity does not.
  • I cling to my imperfection, as the very essence of my being.
  • A people living under the perpetual menace of war and invasion is very easy to govern. It demands no social reform. It does not haggle over expenditures for armaments and military equipment. It pays without discussion, it ruins itself, and that is an excellent thing for the syndicates of financiers and manufacturers for whom patriotic terrors are an abundant source of gain.
  • The dog is a religious animal. In his savage state he worships the moon and the lights that float upon the waters. These are his gods to whom he appeals at night with long-drawn howls.A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance. [The ability to focus on positives and distract your mind from negatives for at least a time is a necessary skill for being happy.
  • Without the Utopians of other times, men would still live in caves, miserable and naked. It was Utopians who traced the lines of the first City…..Out of generous dreams come beneficial realities. Utopia is the principle of all progress, and the essay into a better future.
  • I am a physician. I keep a drug-shop of lies. I give relief, consolation. Can one console and relieve without lying? … Only women and doctors know how necessary and how helpful lies are to men.