The world embarrasses me, and I cannot dream that this watch exists and has no watchmaker.
Quote by Voltaire
I keep to old books, for they teach me something; from the new I learn...
Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.
The best is the enemy of the good.
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
When its a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
Thinking is the greatest torture in the world for most people.
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed from one another. The...
Providence has given us hope and sleep as a compensation for the many cares of...
Work is often the father of pleasure.
History is fables agreed upon.
Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from...
When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers...
The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly...
Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us...
He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it.
I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be...
Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls.
My arms have mutinied against me brutes! My fingers fidget like ten idle brats, My...
For him in vain the envious seasons roll, Who bears eternal summer in his soul.