First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Nature is not human-hearted.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
We all owe death a life.
It takes a long time to grow young.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
Live simply so others may simply live.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed