The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from…
Quote by Voltaire
When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does...
The great consolation in life is to say what one thinks.
The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can...
It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.
I have only ever made one prayer to God, a very short one: O Lord,...
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass...
We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden...
Use do not abuse, neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions
Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal...
Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets...
Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be...
The world embarrasses me, and I cannot dream that this watch exists and has no...
I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition
We are rarely proud when we are alone.
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.
The ear is the avenue to the heart.
We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved.