An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.
Quote by Voltaire
Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.
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To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities - that is not to...
It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part,...
In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.
I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your...
The superfluous, a very necessary thing
All the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born...
It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music.
In every author let us distinguish the man from his works.
We are rarely proud when we are alone.
I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
All the citizens of a state cannot be equally powerful, but they may be equally...
Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect; but it is...
Alas few socialists are either benevolent enough to work hard at these occupations out of...
Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us....