It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
More quotes by Voltaire
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.
Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults of those beloved. He has wings, he comes quickly and flies away the same.
It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God’s pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.
More quotes about Wisdom
Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore fear-based.
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want.
They are decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.
I do not know how to distinguish between our waking life and a dream. Are we not always living the life that we imagine we are?
In the long run you hit only what you aim at. Therefore, though you should fail immediately, you had better aim at something high.
Well, dearie, men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability. But you can’t blame them for that, can you?
The gift of a common tongue is a priceless inheritance and it may well some day become the foundation of a common citizenship.