Society develops wit, but its contemplation alone forms genius.
Quote by Madame De Stael
Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts
Genius is essentially creative; it bears the stamp of the individual who possesses it.
Intellect does not attain its full force unless it attacks power.
The human mind always makes progress, but it is a progress in spirals.
Innocence in genius, and candor in power, are both noble qualities.
One must chose in life between boredom and suffering.
Love is the emblem of eternity: it confounds all notion of time: effaces all memory...
One must, in one's life, make a choice between boredom and suffering.
In matters of the heart, nothing is true except the improbable.
A man must know how to fly in the face of opinion; a woman to...
Have you not observed that faith is generally strongest in those whose character may be...
Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things...
The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but...
The sense of this word among the Greeks affords the noblest definition of it; enthusiasm...
The mystery of existence is the connection between our faults and our misfortunes.
Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication is a duty.
Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.
Scientific progress makes moral progress a necessity; for if man's power is increased, the checks...
The most thoroughly and relentlessly Damned, banned, excluded, condemned, forbidden, ostracized, ignore, suppressed, repressed, robbed,...
In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the...
Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art