The discovery of what is true and the practice of that which is good, are the two most important aims of philosophy.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
Contributed by: Zaady
Prejudice is an opinion without judgment.
Source: Prejudices, in Philosophical Dictionary
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
Source: see Wilde
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
Liberty of thought is the life of the soul.
Source: Essay on Epic Poetry [written in English]
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
Whatever you do, trample down abuses, and love those who love you. Different translation: Whatever you do, crush the infamous thing [superstition], and love those who love you.
Source: Lettres. A. M. d’Alembert 28 Nov. 1762
Love truth, but pardon error.
Source: Sept Discours en Vers sur l’Homme
Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.
Men argue; nature acts.
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