Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
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.
To hold a pen is to be at war.
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
Voltaire — quotes and aphorisms
Tears are the silent language of grief.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.