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
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us...
In every author let us distinguish the man from his works.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him
Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.
History is fables agreed upon.
Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults...
Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of...
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy: the mad daughter of a wise...
Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they...
I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which...
He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend; provided, of course, he really...
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
History is no more than the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes
We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved.
The first step, my son, which one makes in the world, is the one on...
All the citizens of a state cannot be equally powerful, but they may be equally...
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
History should be written as philosophy.
The Senate and the country need Senators of courage who are prepared to make their...
Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule.