"Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Anatole France on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Anatole France on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Anatole France on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Anatole France on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Anatole France on Winston Churchill
"In art as in love, instinct is enough."
"The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards."
"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!"
"We reproach people for talking about themselves but it is the subject they treat best."
"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."