Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
Quote by Voltaire
In this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to...
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed from one another. The...
I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition
Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
Nature has always had more force than education.
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is...
Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls.
The punishment of criminals should be of use; when a man is hanged he is...
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces, but Milton sacrificed to the Devil.
The only way to comprehend what mathematicians mean by Infinity is to contemplate the extent...
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right...
Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
A woman can keep one secret - the secret of her age
God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
Common sense is not so common.
To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.
The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present...
The truth has never been of any real value to any human being - it...