When he who hears does not know what he who speaks means, and when he who speaks does not know what he himself means, that is philosophy
Quote by Voltaire
He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first.
All sects differ, because they come from men; morality is everywhere the same, because it...
He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it.
I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which...
Repose is a good thing, but boredom is its brother
Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us...
The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing...
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition
Once the people begin to reason, all is lost
The superfluous, a very necessary thing.
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
It is not inequality which is the real misfortune, it is dependence.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Illusion is the first of the pleasures
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Nature has always had more force than education.
To hold a pen is to be at war.
Froth at the top, dregs at bottom, but the middle excellent.