Just for the sake of amusement, ask each passenger to tell you his story, and if you find a single one who hasn't often cursed his life, who hasn't told himself he's the most miserable man in the world, you can throw me overboard head first.
More Quotes from Voltaire:I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker.
Thought depends absolutely on the stomach, but in spite of that, those who have the best stomachs are not the best thinkers.
He who doesn't have the spirit of his time, has all its misery.
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.
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1988 I also received from the city of Vienna the cross of honour for art and science. These titles and the various honors mean a great deal to me, most of all for the reason that they would mean a great deal to my parents too.
I will say I remember the best thing in terms of publicity was being on the cover of Newsweek.
Modesty: the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.