Repose is a good thing, but boredom is its brother
Quote by Voltaire
It is the flash which appears, the thunderbolt will follow.
Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning!...
All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born...
Love truth, and pardon error.
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from...
God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be...
It is not inequality which is the real misfortune, it is dependence.
It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is...
All men have equal rights to liberty, to their property, and to the protection of...
It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or...
Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.
Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
The sentiment of justice is so natural, and so universally acquired by all mankind, that...
We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden...
The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.
We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.