There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
Quote by Voltaire
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We...
Illusion is the first of the pleasures
In this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to...
When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does...
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
The world embarrasses me, and I cannot dream that this watch exists and has no...
I keep to old books, for they teach me something; from the new I learn...
By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which...
Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.
It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part,...
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only...
We are rarely proud when we are alone.
Let us work without theorizing, tis the only way to make life endurable.
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
I go into my library and all history unrolls before me.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God's gift, that's why we call...