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'That is indisputable,' was the answer, 'but in this country it is a g...   Life
A company of tyrants is inaccessible to all seductions.   Life
A witty saying proves nothing.   Life
All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with...   Life
All styles are good except the tiresome kind.   Life
All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.   Life
An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.   Life
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.   Life
Anything too stupid to be said is sung.   Life
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in other...   Life
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit ...   Life
Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.   Life
Better is the enemy of good.   Life
Business is the salt of life.   Life
But nothing is more estimable than a physician who, having studied nat...   Life
By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.   Life
Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.   Life
Clever tyrants are never punished.   Life
Common sense is not so common.   Intelligence
Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, ho...   Life
Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.   Life
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.   Life
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.   Life
Every one goes astray, but the least imprudent are they who repent the...   Life
Everything is for the best in this best of possible worlds.   Life
Everything's fine today, that is our illusion.   Life
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to b...   Life
Fear follows crime and is its punishment.   Life
For take thy balance if thou be so wise And weigh the wind that under ...   Life
Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to...   Life
Froth at the top, dregs at bottom, but the middle excellent.   Life
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gif...   Life
God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.   Life
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.   Life
He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.   Life
He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first.   Life
He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend; provided, of c...   Life
He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it.   Life
He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.   Life
He who thinks himself wise, O heavens! is a great fool.   Life
History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.   Life
How inexpressible is the meanness of being a hypocrite! how horrible i...   Life
How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is lik...   Life
I advice you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying you...   Life
I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom.   Life
I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death...   Life
I hate women because they always know where things are.   Life
I have always made one prayer to God, a very short one. Here it is: "M...   Life
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord mak...   Life
I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none w...   Life
I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend, to the d...   Life
I Thy God am the Light and the Mind which were before substance was di...   Life
Ice-cream is exquisite - what a pity it isn't illegal.   Life
If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated.   Life
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.   Life
If the bookseller happens to desire a privilege for his merchandise, w...   Life
If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent him.   Life
If we do not find anything pleasant, at least we shall find something ...   Life
In every author let us distinguish the man from his works.   Life
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as ...   Life
In the country of Westphalia, in the castle of the most noble Baron of...   Life
In this country [England] it is thought well to kill an admiral from t...   Life
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortun...   Life
Injustice in the end produces independence.   Life
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?   Life
It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity wou...   Life
It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent o...   Life
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established author...   Life
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.   Life
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless t...   Life
It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy ...   Patriotism
It is new fancy rathert than taste which produces so many new fashions...   Life
It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce.   Life
It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must ...   Life
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that...   Life
It is said that the present is pregnant with the future.   Life
It is the flash which appears, the thunderbolt will follow.   Life
It is today, my dear, that I take a perilous leap.   Life
It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is o...   Life
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.   Life
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.   Life
Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any h...   Life
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to p...   Life
Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which co...   Life
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.   Love
Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.   Life
Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure...   Life
Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ spee...   Life
Men use thought only to justify their wrong doings, and employ speech ...   Life
My life is a struggle.   Life
Nature has always had more force than education.   Life
Neither holy, nor Roman, nor Empire.   Life
Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always ...   Life
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.   Life
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.   Life
Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason an...   Life
Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not...   Life
Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.   Life
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.   Life
One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer w...   Life
Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or e...   Life
Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original write...   Life
Our country is that spot to which our heart is bound.   Life
Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts.   Life
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.   Life
Prejudice, friend, govern the vulgar crowd.   Life
Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about t...   Life
Slavery is also as ancient as war, and was as human nature.   Life
Society therefore is an ancient as the world.   Life
Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that a...   Life
Tears are the silent language of grief.   Life
The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, ...   Life
The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces, but Milton sac...   Life
The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it pos...   Life
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures...   Life
The best is the enemy of the good.   Life
The best way to be boring is to leave nothing out.   Life
The ear is the avenue to the heart.   Life
The first step, my son, which one makes in the world, is the one on wh...   Life
The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, w...   Life
The Holy Roman Empire is neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire.   Life
The ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.   Life
The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great   Life
The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our ne...   Life
The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be sai...   Life
The mouth obeys poorly when the heart murmurs.   Life
The multitude of books is making us ignorant.   Life
The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and...   Life
The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to ...   Life
The public is a ferocious beast; one must either chain it or flee from...   Life
The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this...   Life
The secret of being a bore... is to tell everything.   Life
The secret of being tiresome is in telling everything.   Life
The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice.   Life
The superfluous, a very necessary thing.   Life
The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not...   Life
The world embarrasses me, and I cannot dream that this watch exists an...   Life
There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.   Life
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.   Life
This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the...   Life
Thou sleepest, Brutus, and yet Rome is in chains.   Life
Though one sits in meditation in a particular place, the Self in him c...   Life
To be at peace in crime! ah, who can thus flatter himself.   Life
To believe in God is impossible not to believe in Him is absurd.   Life
To hold a pen is to be at war.   Life
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also b...   Life
To them it seemed that the gifts of an enemy were to be dreaded.   Life
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws...   Life
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happ...   Life
Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warri...   Life
Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool.   Life
We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each ot...   Life
We are rarely proud when we are alone.   Life
We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.   Life
We cannot wish for that we know not.   Life
We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at o...   Life
We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be...   Life
Weakness on both sides is, as we know, the motto of all quarrels.   Life
What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous.   Life
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all forme...   Life
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a ...   Age
What then do you call your soul? What idea have you of it? You cannot ...   Life
When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks hims...   Life
When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.   Life
Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.   Life
You see many stars at night in the sky but find them not when the sun ...   Life
Your destiny is that of a man, and your vows those of a god.   Life
Your Majesty may think me an impatient sick man, and that the Turks ar...   Life