There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
Source: Letter to Cardinal de Bernis, 23 April 1761
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
"You are right," said Pangloss, "for when man was placed in the Garden of Eden, he was placed there ut operaretur eum, to dress it and keep it; which proves that man was not born for idleness."
Change everything except your loves.
Source: Sur l’Usage de la Vie
I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.
Source: Written February 28, 1778
It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.
Every style that is not boring is good. All styles are good save the tiresome kind.
Source: L’Enfant Prodigue
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Source: Sept Discours en Vers sur l’Homme
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