I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.
More quotes by Voltaire
Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
More quotes about Wisdom
The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. I you look at it to admire it, you are lost.
That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has increased.
The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are.
We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do.
The virtues of society are vices of the saint. The terror of reform is the discovery that we must cast away our virtues, or what we have always esteemed such, into the same pit that has consumed our grosser vices.
The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistorical acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.
The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it.