Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning! It is indeed by so doing that we can say the letter kills and the spirit gives life.
Quote by Voltaire
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom.
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference
Thinking is the greatest torture in the world for most people.
I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be...
History is no more than the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes
What a heavy burden is a name that has become famous too soon.
Injustice in the end produces independence.
We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved.
Liberty guest amiable, Plants both elbows on the table
The ladder of success must be set upon something solid before you can start to...
An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.
When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does...
Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
I hate women because they always know where things are.
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too
Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore...
Sometimes, I wish I could read your mind. Then I wonder...if I could handle the...