The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
The ear is the avenue to the heart.
Business is the salt of life.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence.
The ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.
When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does not understand, that is metaphysics.
Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from him.
Everything is for the best in this best of possible worlds.
What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous.
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
We cannot wish for that we know not.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
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.
All styles are good except the tiresome kind.
The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error.
Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first.
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.
You see many stars at night in the sky but find them not when the sun rises; can you say that there are no stars in the heaven of day? So, O man! because you behold not God in the days of your ignorance, say not that there is no God.
Men use thought only to justify their wrong doings, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.
He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.