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.
Common sense is not so common.
Source: Dictionnaire Philosophique
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.
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