God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
The best is the enemy of the good.
The superfluous, a very necessary thing.
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts.
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Injustice in the end produces independence.
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.
Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
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.
To the wicked, everything serves as pretext.
Common sense is not so common.
Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.