Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.— Anatole France
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If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
When a thing has been said and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.
If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
Stupidity is far more dangerous than evil, for evil takes a break from time to time, stupidity does not.
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
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.
In art as in love, instinct is enough.
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.
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.
It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.
A woman without breasts is like a bed without pillows.
Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
I cling to my imperfection, as the very essence of my being.
Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.
Justice is the means by which established injustices are sanctioned
Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
What frightens us most in a madman is his sane conversation.
Awaken people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds, do not overload them. Put there just a spark.
I thank fate for having made me born poor.
Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.
The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them
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!
Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.
It is better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.
Silence is the wit of fools.
Chance is the pseudonym God uses when He'd rather not sign His own name.
True education is the ability to discern the difference between what you do know and what you don't.
It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be.
Armenia is dying, but it will survive.
The little blood that it still has left is precious blood that will give birth to a heroic generation. A nation that does not want to die, does not die.
The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.
He flattered himself on being a man without any prejudices;
and this pretension itself is a very great prejudice.
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes.
Men who like women never notice what they wear.
A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
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.
Intelligent women always marry fools
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
Lack of understanding is a great power. Sometimes it enables men to conquer the world.
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.
A tale without love is like beef without mustard: insipid.
People who have no weaknesses are terrible; there is no way of taking advantage of them.
A simple style is like white light. Although complex, it does not appear to be so.
There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant.
Word-carpentry is like any other kind of carpentry: you must join your sentences smoothly.
God, conquered, will become Satan; Satan, conquering, will become God. May the fates spare me this terrible lot; I love the Hell which formed my genius. I love the Earth where I have done some good, if it be possible to do any good in this fearful world where beings live but by rapine.
To die for an idea is to set a rather high price upon conjecture.