"The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly can pay for the benefit of the other third."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Voltaire on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Voltaire on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Voltaire on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Voltaire on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Voltaire on Oscar Wilde
"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."