All sects differ, because they come from men; morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God
Quote by Voltaire
Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they...
It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce.
The best is the enemy of the good.
He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first.
When he who hears does not know what he who speaks means, and when he...
The mouth obeys poorly when the heart murmurs.
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
In this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to...
The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice.
Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them...
Injustice in the end produces independence.
Illusion is the first of the pleasures
We are rarely proud when we are alone.
Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those...
Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play...
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference
When the sun rises, it rises for everyone.
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support...
There are more men ennobled by study than by nature.