Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year... viewBy: Voltaire
I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow... viewBy: Voltaire
Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die... viewBy: Voltaire
The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly can pay for the benefit of the other third... viewBy: Voltaire
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable... viewBy: Voltaire
One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose... viewBy: Voltaire