Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
Quote by Voltaire
The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.
We are rarely proud when we are alone.
Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls.
History is fables agreed upon.
Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers
Illusion is the first of the pleasures
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
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