Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed from one another. The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes…
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When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue,...
Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets...
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also...
Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
I do not agree with a word that you say, but I will defend to...
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity...
It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of...
I hate women because they always know where things are.
History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.
He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it.
God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
If you want good laws, burn those you have and make new ones.
It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce.
To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.
Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of...
As long as men are liable to die and are desirous to live, a physician...
God heals and the doctor takes the fee.
Discontent is the first necessity of progress.