I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow.
Quote by Voltaire
Providence has given us hope and sleep as a compensation for the many cares of...
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.
The ladder of success must be set upon something solid before you can start to...
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity...
Froth at the top, dregs at bottom, but the middle excellent.
Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him
He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend - provided, of course, that...
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass...
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.
Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults...
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
All the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be...
History should be written as philosophy.
He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked
A woman can keep one secret - the secret of her age.
When the age is in, the wit is out.
I smoke ten to fifteen cigars a day. At my age I have to hold...
The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.