To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid; you must also be well-mannered.
Quote by Voltaire
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Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.
Anything too stupid to be said is sung.
There is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable.
He is a hard man who is only just and a sad one who is only wise.
It is forbidden to kill therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated.
The secret of being boring is to say everything.
To be absolutely certain about something, one must know everything or nothing about it.
Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one.
Parenting is one of the hardest jobs on earth.
Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress, but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer. Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love. It is a pity to make them join too soon.
He who keeps his cool best wins.
All men are equal before fish.
Speak the truth, do not yield to anger give, if thou art asked for little by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart.
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
The result justifies the deed.