If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
Quote by Voltaire
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I have lost the half of myself - a soul for which mine was made.
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
God is always on the side of the big battalions.
When we hear news we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.
The way to become boring is to say everything.
We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it.
What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!
We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death, because they are greater than anything he finds in himself, and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour.
A man is born alone and dies alone and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode.
With 'Bright Star' and with 'The Piano,' too, I felt a kind of sadness about it being in such a different era, because of my lack of experience with the era. And one of the ways I'd get over it is to remind myself that every film, even if it's contemporary, creates its own world.
Don't knock the weather nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Accuse not nature, she hath done her part Do thou but thine, and be not diffident Of wisdom, she deserts thee not, if thou Dismiss not her, when most thou needest her nigh, By attributing overmuch to thingsLess excellent, as thou thyself perceivest.
Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble in a statue the marble must be like flesh.
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.