The man who ventures to write contemporary history must expect to be attacked both for everything he has said and everything he has not said
Quote by Voltaire
All styles are good except the tiresome kind.
History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
Prejudice is the reason of fools
Philosopher: A lover of wisdom, which is to say, Truth
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Froth at the top, dregs at bottom, but the middle excellent.
A woman can keep one secret - the secret of her age
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Every one goes astray, but the least imprudent are they who repent the soonest.
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
Prejudice is an opinion without judgment
In every author let us distinguish the man from his works.
It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is...
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To enjoy life, we must touch much of it lightly.
He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they...
My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I...