"To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Voltaire on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Voltaire on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Voltaire on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Voltaire on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Voltaire on Abraham Lincoln
"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."