"Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?"
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Voltaire on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Voltaire on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Voltaire on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Voltaire on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Voltaire on Mark Twain
"What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy."
"He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it."
"We are rarely proud when we are alone."
"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."
"Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable."