Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
More quotes by Voltaire
Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors; but they are seldom or ever inventors.
Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.
The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence.
It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape.
More quotes about Wisdom
This gives force to the strong — that the multitude have no habit of self-reliance or original action.
Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree. We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.
If a man will kick a fact out of the window, when he comes back he finds it again in the chimney corner.
I cannot tell you any spiritual truth that you don’t know already. All I can do is remind you of what you have forgotten.