It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.
Quote by Voltaire
The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces, but Milton sacrificed to the Devil.
It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.
Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.
Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed from one another. The...
It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom.
Fear follows crime and is its punishment.
History is fables agreed upon.
Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls.
By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is...
My life is a struggle.
God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of...
The first step, my son, which one makes in the world, is the one on...
The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing...
The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost...