"What then do you call your soul? What idea have you of it? You cannot of yourselves, without revelation, admit the existence within you of anything but a power unknown to you of feeling and thinking."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Voltaire on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Voltaire on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Voltaire on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Voltaire on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Voltaire on Booker T. Washington
"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."