All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Quote by Voltaire
Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.
Minds differ still more than faces
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed from one another. The...
Ice-cream is exquisite - what a pity it isn't illegal.
All styles are good except the tiresome kind.
God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.
It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only...
The ladder of success must be set upon something solid before you can start to...
It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.
A long dispute means both parties are wrong
The public is a ferocious beast; one must either chain it or flee from it.
History is fables agreed upon.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise...
It is the flash which appears, the thunderbolt will follow.
Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults...
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.
I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be...