"The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Voltaire on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Voltaire on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Voltaire on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Voltaire on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Voltaire on Winston Churchill
"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."