By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
Quote by Voltaire
Liberty guest amiable, Plants both elbows on the table
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which...
Let us work without theorizing, tis the only way to make life endurable.
It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We...
Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults...
A yawn may not be polite, but at least it is an honest opinion
The ladder of success must be set upon something solid before you can start to...
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss...
It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions
It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music.
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce.
The ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.
To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.
The superfluous, a very necessary thing
All sects differ, because they come from men; morality is everywhere the same, because it...
Misfortunes are, in morals, what bitters are in medicine: each is at first disagreeable; but...
The true artist doesn't substitute immorality for morality. On the contrary, he always substitutes a...