This is the happiest of mortals, for he is above everything he possesses.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
Contributed by: Zaady
If this is the best of possible worlds . . . what then are the others?
In this best of possible worlds . . . all is for the best.
I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom.
Source: Letter to d’Alembert, February 1776
There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
Source: Letter to Cardinal de Bernis, 23 April 1761
Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors; but they are seldom or never inventors.
Source: Philosophical Dictionary, 1764
A woman can keep one secret - the secret of her age.
Not to be occupied, and not to exist, amount to the same thing.
The sentiment of justice is so natural, and so universally acquired by all mankind, that it seems to be independent of all law, all party, all religion.
Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.
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