Common sense is anything but common.
History is the recital of facts represented as true. Fable, on the other hand, is the recital of facts represented as fiction. The history of man’s ideas is nothing more than the chronicle of human error.
Men who are occupied in the restoration of health to other men, by the joint exertion of skill and humanity, are above all the great of the earth. They even partake of divinity, since to preserve and renew is almost as noble as to create.
Topics: Doctors, Medicine, Health
Happiness grows in our own gardens, and it is not to be picked up in strangers garden.
Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.
Topics: Individualism, Originality, Nonconformity, Conformity & Nonconformity, Conformity
The richest endowments of the mind are temperance, prudence, and fortitude. Prudence is a universal virtue, which enters into the composition of all the rest; and where she is not, fortitude loses its name and nature.
- Denis Diderot French Philosopher
- Victor Hugo French Novelist
- Jean-Paul Sartre French Philosopher
- Simone de Beauvoir French Philosopher
- Michel Foucault French Philosopher
- Anatole France French Novelist
- Albert Camus Algerian-born French Philosopher
- Octave Mirbeau French Journalist
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau Swiss Philosopher
- Henri Bergson French Philosopher