Men employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error.
The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it.
There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
The Baron's lady weighed about three hundred and fifty pounds, and was therefore a person of great consideration..
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.
The superfluous, a very necessary thing.
Only cut off a buttock of each of those ladies,' said he,'and you'll fare extremely well; if you must go to it again, there will be the same entertainment a few days hence; heaven will accept of so charitable an action, and send you relief.
Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
But then, to what end, said Candide, was the world formed? To make us mad, said Martin.
Faith consists in believing what reason cannot.
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.