It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge
Quote by Voltaire
I know of no great men except those who have rendered great service to the...
Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool.
Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
Thinking is the greatest torture in the world for most people.
History is no more than the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts
He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.
It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions
The mouth obeys poorly when the heart murmurs.
Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty...
Love truth, and pardon error.
Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.
He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend - provided, of course, that...
The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can...
Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves...
To hold a pen is to be at war.
Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.