Born: April 16, 1844
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 12, 1924
Occupation: Journalist, Novelist, and Poet
Profile: Awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Number of Quotes: 9
History books which contain no lies are extremely dull.
Imitation lies at the root of most human actions. A respectable person is one who conforms to custom. People are called good when they do as others do.
It is better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.
Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes; men who like women never notice what they wear.
The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.
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.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Until one has loved a dog, a part of one's soul remains unawaken.