Aphorisms by author: Anatole France

The future is in the present, but future is also in the past. We create our future, so if it is bad, it`s only our fault.
By theme : Future Time
In every well-governed state, wealth is a sacred thing; in democracies it is the only sacred thing.
By theme : Democracy Society State Wealth
To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
By theme : Creativity Knowledge Wisdom
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.
By theme : Humor
It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit.
By theme : Society Wealth
It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.
By theme : Behavior Thought
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
By theme : Education Knowledge
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
By theme : Happiness Love
It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
By theme : Wisdom
If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
By theme : Society Stupidity
In art as in love, instinct is enough.
By theme : Art Love
Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water.
By theme : Life Wisdom
The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.
By theme : Cynicism Humor
The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
By theme : Thought Wisdom
Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.
By theme : Love Religion
Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.
By theme : Evil Good Nature
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.
By theme : Society State
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.
By theme : Education Knowledge
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.
By theme : Behavior Love Psychology Wisdom
Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.
By theme : Lie Society
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