The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they…
Quote by Voltaire
History is fables agreed upon.
To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities - that is not to...
The man who ventures to write contemporary history must expect to be attacked both for...
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers
Doubt is uncomfortable, certainty is ridiculous.
Love truth, and pardon error.
History is no more than the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes
The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can...
In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.
He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.
The history of human opinion is scarcely anything, more than the history of human errors
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is...
Ice-cream is exquisite - what a pity it isn't illegal.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord,...
Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now...
It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We...
God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
All the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
Learning is the knowledge of that which is not generally known to others, and which...
If in other lands the press and books and literature of all kinds are censored,...