He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.
Quote by Voltaire
It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music.
I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom.
He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first.
It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce.
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they...
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference
It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only...
Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage...
Of all religions, Christianity is without a doubt the one that should inspire tolerance most,...
God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers
Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning!...
The best way to be boring is to leave nothing out.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.
History should be written as philosophy.
My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled,...