He is a hard man who is only just and a sad one who is only wise.
Quote by Voltaire
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You despise books you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
The secret of being boring is to say everything.
Work saves us from three great evils boredom, vice and need.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
The history of human opinion is scarcely anything more than the history of human errors.
I have lost the half of myself - a soul for which mine was made.
We are rarely proud when we are alone.
There is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable.
Use, do not abuse neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment for spectators or employment for athletes.
He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
A house is built with bricks, and love with words is too.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
Our whole society is instantaneous.
Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention, but it has no persuasive value at all.
We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.
I was coming home from kindergarten - well they told me it was kindergarten. I found out later I had been working in a factory for ten years. It's good for a kid to know how to make gloves.
For any culture which is primarily concerned with meaning, the study of death - the only certainty that life holds for us - must be central, for an understanding of death is the key to liberation in life.
Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world.