Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
Contributed by: Zaady
The public is a ferocious beast - one must either chain it up or flee from it.
We must cultivate our garden.
Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.
Source: 1767, Letter to M. Damilaville
Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
Doctors prescribe medicine of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of which they know nothing.
I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.
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