We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.
Quote by Voltaire
Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any...
It is not inequality which is the real misfortune, it is dependence.
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts
It is said that the present is pregnant with the future.
Clever tyrants are never punished.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
Providence has given us hope and sleep as a compensation for the many cares of...
I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which...
Tears are the silent language of grief
I keep to old books, for they teach me something; from the new I learn...
All the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
My life is a struggle.
When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent him.
Thinking is the greatest torture in the world for most people.
God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
To the wicked, everything serves as pretext.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors; but...