It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.
More quotes by Voltaire
Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day.
Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
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
The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
It was not that she was out of temper, but that the world was not equal to the demands of her fine organism.
I mean why should somebody go steal and break the law to get all they can when there’s always some law where you can be legal and get it all anyway!
George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.
To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise: for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For anything that men can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them: but they fear it as if they know quite well that it was the greatest of evils. And what is this but that shameful ignorance of thinking that we know what we do not know?