People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau
At sixteen, the adolescent knows about suffering because he himself has suffered, but he barely...
However great a man's natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned...
God made me and broke the mold.
Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.
We pity in others only the those evils which we ourselves have experienced.
Truth is no road to fortune
Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if...
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in shackles.
Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.
I hate books; they only teach us to talk about things we know nothing about.
Ordinary readers, forgive my paradoxes: one must make them when one reflects; and whatever you...
We do not know what is really good or bad fortune.
Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?
I have resolved on an enterprise that has no precedent and will have no imitator....
Liberty is obedience to the law which one has laid down for oneself
The person who has lived the most is not the one who has lived the...
Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to...
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know...
To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue. They are...