All the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
Quote by Voltaire
History is fables agreed upon.
History should be written as philosophy.
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning!...
The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice.
History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.
A witty saying proves nothing.
To believe in God is impossible - to not believe in Him is absurd
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is...
All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.
This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity...
May God defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies.
Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors; but...
The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours,...
How inexpressible is the meanness of being a hypocrite! how horrible is it to be...
When its a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our...
Nothing fails like failure
If you can't have faith in what is held up to you for faith, you...
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.