"Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from him."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Voltaire on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Voltaire on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Voltaire on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Voltaire on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Voltaire on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."