We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.
Quote by Voltaire
Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives; very few are...
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also...
How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is...
He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first.
Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage...
Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal...
It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music.
If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live...
It is not inequality which is the real misfortune, it is dependence.
Only your friends steal your books
Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right...
A man loved by a beautiful woman will always get out of trouble
Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults...
It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity...
Every one goes astray, but the least imprudent are they who repent the soonest.
The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to...