We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.
Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Four thousand volumes of metaphysics will not teach us what the soul is.
When he to whom a person speaks does not understand, and he who speaks does not understand himself, that is metaphysics.
When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
If there were only one religion in England there would be danger of despotism, if there were two, they would cut each other's throats, but there are thirty, and they live in peace and happiness.
How I like the boldness of the English, how I like the people who say what they think!
Category: Nationalities And Nationalism
The superfluous is very necessary.
In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.
The history of human opinion is scarcely anything more than the history of human errors.
Originality is nothing but judicious plagiarism.
Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; she requires the hand of time.
The public is a ferocious beast. One must either chain it up or flee from it.