The biggest reward for a thing well done is to have done it.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
Contributed by: Zaady
The right of commanding is no longer an advantage transmitted by nature; like an inheritance, it is the fruit of labors, the price of courage.
Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.
Men argue; nature acts.
Minds differ still more than faces.
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.
Source: Dictionnaire Philosophique, 1764
History is but the record of crimes and misfortunes. L'histoire n'est que le tableau des crimes et des malheurs
Source: L'Ingénu, chap. x.
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
One feels like crawling on all fours after reading your work.
Source: Letter to Rousseau
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
Source: see Wilde
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