If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
Quote by Voltaire
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True greatness consists in the use of a powerful understanding to enlighten oneself and others.
Work saves us from three great evils boredom, vice and need.
Love truth, and pardon error.
When it is a question of money, everyone is of the same religion.
There is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable.
I was never ruined but twice: once when I lost a lawsuit, and once when I won one.
All sects are different, because they come from men morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God.
If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated.
Once the people begin to reason, all is lost.
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid; you must also be well-mannered.
Freedom. Freedom of religion. Freedom to speak their mind. Freedom to build a life. And yes, freedom to build a business. With their own hands. This is the essence of the American experience.
If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.
The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
Every cliche about kids is true they grow up so quickly, you blink and they're gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that's a joy.
Working moms commonly testify that they feel guilty when they are away from their children and guilty when they are not at their jobs. Devoted fathers certainly miss their children deeply, but it does not seem to be with the same gnawing, primal anxiety that often afflicts women.
Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.
I'm a mom - I'm lucky if I get to shower in the morning. Luckily, nail polish stays on my toes. I've been so bad on the upkeep, though.
I did stand-up comedy for 18 years. Ten of those years were spent learning, four years were spent refining, and four years were spent in wild success. I was seeking comic originality, and fame fell on me as a byproduct. The course was more plodding than heroic.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.