Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost.
Quote by Voltaire
To enjoy life, we must touch much of it lightly.
The world embarrasses me, and I cannot dream that this watch exists and has no...
Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.
Clever tyrants are never punished.
Weakness on both sides is, as we know, the motto of all quarrels.
Society therefore is an ancient as the world.
A woman can keep one secret - the secret of her age.
What then do you call your soul? What idea have you of it? You cannot...
The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man...
In my life, I have prayed but one prayer: oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous....
Of all religions, Christianity is without a doubt the one that should inspire tolerance most,...
The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces, but Milton sacrificed to the Devil.
The history of human opinion is scarcely anything, more than the history of human errors
Let us work without theorizing, tis the only way to make life endurable.
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.
The first step, my son, which one makes in the world, is the one on...
Fear follows crime, and is its punishment
Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from...
All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of...
The secret of being a bore... is to tell everything.