The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Quote by Voltaire
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To be absolutely certain about something, one must know everything or nothing about it.
Verses which do not teach men new and moving truths do not deserve to be read.
Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one.
Since the whole affair had become one of religion, the vanquished were of course exterminated.
It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge
God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad books.
We are rarely proud when we are alone.
I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.
Those who trust to chance must abide by the results of chance.
Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.
There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck.
Half a truth is often a great lie.
I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.
I just think people have a lot of fiction. But, you know, I mean, the real story of Facebook is just that we've worked so hard for all this time. I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.
Yes, people pull the trigger - but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror.