It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.
Quote by Voltaire
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Love truth, and pardon error.
We are rarely proud when we are alone.
The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Verses which do not teach men new and moving truths do not deserve to be read.
I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities. It is the only pleasure I have left.
If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated.
The secret of being boring is to say everything.
It is forbidden to kill therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
This agglomeration which was called and which still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire.
Peace if possible, truth at all costs.
I did, although I didn't read from page 1 to page 187 but I read chunks of it. I did a little bit of science when I was in the university so I was able to understand the graphs and pie charts and stuff like that. It was extremely dry.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune it is a certain air which distinguishes us, and seems to destine us for great things it is a price which we imperceptibly set upon ourselves.
There are three classes of men lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
I really, specifically, love acting, and I think it's a really cool thing to be really indulgent and follow that. I have a lot of ambitions in life, but for the next few years, I just want to be an actor. That's a lucky opportunity, and that drives me to want to be good at that.
It's easy to impress me. I don't need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I'm happy. I'm satisfied. I'm content.
The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is made more by the readers than by writers. Almost no one is interested in reading narrative in verse.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.