God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
More quotes by Voltaire
Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day.
Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
More quotes about Wisdom
We shall see but little way if we require to understand what we see. How few things can a man measure with the tape of his understanding! How many greater things might he be seeing in the meanwhile!
There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man’s self.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him.
One wanders to the left, another to the right. Both are equally in error, but, are seduced by different delusions.
Man is a shrewd inventor, and is ever taking the hint of a new machine from his own structure, adapting some secret of his own anatomy in iron, wood, and leather, to some required function in the work of the world.
I believe in Michelangelo, Velasquez, and Rembrandt; in the might of design, the mystery of color, the redemption of all things by Beauty everlasting, and the message of Art that has made these hands blessed. Amen. Amen.
Dictionaries are like watches, the worst is better than none and the best cannot be expected to go quite true.