The ear is the avenue to the heart.
Writing is the painting of the voice
Common sense is not so common
Tears are the silent language of grief.
Man is free the moment he wishes to be…
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health
When its a question of money, everybody is of the same religion
By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe
Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
Those who can make you believe absurdities can also make you commit atrocities.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world
It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature.