Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
Quote by Voltaire
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers.
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass...
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.
It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions
I keep to old books, for they teach me something; from the new I learn...
God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves...
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity...
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets...
The man who ventures to write contemporary history must expect to be attacked both for...
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be...
All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born...
It requires ages to destroy a popular opinion
The best way to be boring is to leave nothing out.
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
In every author let us distinguish the man from his works.
It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We...