Self-love is the instrument of our preservation.
Quote by Voltaire
The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time
It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy: the mad daughter of a wise...
Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too
Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.
To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities - that is not to...
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed from one another. The...
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass...
I never saw an ugly thing in my life...light, shade, and perspective will always make...
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It...