"That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Anatole France on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Anatole France on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Anatole France on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Anatole France on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Anatole France on William Shakespeare
"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."