All the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
Quote by Voltaire
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them
It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
A long dispute means both parties are wrong
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed from one another. The...
Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage...
It is not inequality which is the real misfortune, it is dependence.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time
When he who hears does not know what he who speaks means, and when he...
God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which...
Ice-cream is exquisite - what a pity it isn't illegal.
Only your friends steal your books
If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent him.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us...
Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.
It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.
May god defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies.
Society therefore is an ancient as the world.
Injustice in the end produces independence.
The ear is the avenue to the heart.