I have no sceptre, but I have a pen.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
Contributed by: Zaady
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
The public is a ferocious beast - one must either chain it up or flee from it.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.
A witty saying proves nothing.
Work keeps us from three great evils, boredom, vice and need.
He who is merely just is severe.
Source: Letter to Frederick the Great
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