Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
Quote by Voltaire
Use do not abuse, neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
We cannot wish for that we know not.
Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need
The Holy Roman Empire is neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire.
History is no more than the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes
To enjoy life, we must touch much of it lightly.
Every one goes astray, but the least imprudent are they who repent the soonest.
Minds differ still more than faces
There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
What a heavy burden is a name that has become famous too soon.
If you want good laws, burn those you have and make new ones.
Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults...
By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be...
Inspiration: A peculiar effect of divine flatulence emitted by the Holy Spirit which hisses into...
God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which...
A book is like a piece of rope; it takes on meaning only in connection...
Up! up! my friend, and quit your books; Or surely you'll grow double. . .