Brief author info: Voltaire (1694-1778) Pen name of Francois Marie Arouet. French satirist, essayist, dramatist, philosopher, historian.
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We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
Men argue, nature acts.
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.
Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.
Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
The passions are the winds which fill the sails of the vessel; they sink it at times, but without them it would be impossible to make way.
Tears are the silent language of grief.
Love truth, and pardon error.
It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions.
The great consolation in life is to say what one thinks.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we are born.
Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.
Some people think it's holding on that makes one strong. Sometimes it's letting go.
Everything you can imagine is real.