"It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Voltaire on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Voltaire on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Voltaire on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Voltaire on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Voltaire on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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."