Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time
Quote by Voltaire
We are rarely proud when we are alone.
Our country is that spot to which our heart is bound.
I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom.
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.
By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We...
Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them...
Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
The ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.
When its a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
Tears are the silent language of grief
The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces, but Milton sacrificed to the Devil.
I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is...
To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.
We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved.
It is the flash which appears, the thunderbolt will follow.
In this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to...