This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it.
More quotes by Voltaire
Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
More quotes about Wisdom
Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad in council though good in execution.
It’s the ones that stayed after the Exodus, that I knew were real and could handle the truth; that would stay with me on my journey, for better or worse.
A drunkard would not give money to sober people. He said they would only eat it, and buy clothes and send their children to school with it.
Strange – is it not? That of the myriads who Before us passed the door of Darkness through, Not one returns to tell us of the road Which to discover we must travel too.
For what is love itself, for the one we love best? An enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love.