Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
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.
Happiness grows in our own gardens, and it is not to be picked up in strangers garden.
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.
Exaggeration is the inseparable companion of greatness.
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.
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Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.
- Denis Diderot French Philosopher, Writer
- 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 French Philosopher
- Henri Bergson French Philosopher