Anatole France Quotes

The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.

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

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

Ignorance is the necessary condition of life itself. If we knew everything we could not endure existence for a single hour.

To die for an idea is to set a rather high price on conjecture.

All the historical books which contain no lies are extremely tedious.

In prehistoric times women resembled men, and men resembled women.

If it were absolutely necessary to choose, I would rather be guilty of an immoral act than of a cruel one.

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.

He despises men with tenderness.