Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well
Quote by Voltaire
History is no more than the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes
Work is often the father of pleasure.
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss...
To enjoy life, we must touch much of it lightly.
I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be...
Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.
What then do you call your soul? What idea have you of it? You cannot...
Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.
Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
What a heavy burden is a name that has become famous too soon.
To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.
All sects differ, because they come from men; morality is everywhere the same, because it...
God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.
When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
Ice-cream is exquisite - what a pity it isn't illegal.
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.
Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts.