God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
More quotes by Voltaire
The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year.
The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence.
The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly can pay for the benefit of the other third.
More quotes about Wisdom
The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue; and no genius can long or often utter anything which is not invited and gladly entertained by men around him.
No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.
A physician’s physiology has much the same relation to his power of healing as a cleric’s divinity has to his power of influencing conduct.
Once I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: No good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same kind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of light and speech, and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear.