When he who hears doesn't know what he who speaks means, and when he who speaks doesn't know what he himself means - that is philosophy.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
Contributed by: Zaady
The discovery of what is true and the practice of that which is good, are the two most important aims of philosophy.
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
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.
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