How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child’s board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.
More quotes by Voltaire
It is proved…that things cannot be other than they are, for since everything was made for a purpose, it follows that everything is made for the best purpose.
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
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.
That devilish Iron Horse, whose ear-rending neigh is heard throughout the town, has muddied the Boiling Spring with his foot, and he it is that has browsed off all the woods on Walden shore, that Trojan horse, with a thousand men in his belly, introduced by mercenary Greeks! Where is the country’s champion, the Moore of Moore Hall, to meet him at the Deep Cut and thrust an avenging lance between the ribs of the bloated pest?
The most fatal disease of friendship is gradual decay, or dislike hourly increased by causes too slender for complaint, and too numerous for removal.
Men who for truth and honor’s sake stand fast and suffer long. Brave men who work while others sleep. Who dare while others fly.They build a nation’s pillars deep. And lift them to the sky.
Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him.
Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.