Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.
Quote by Voltaire
To believe in God is impossible not to believe in Him is absurd.
Only your friends steal your books.
We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden...
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music.
All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.
Tears are the silent language of grief
All sects differ, because they come from men; morality is everywhere the same, because it...
Use do not abuse, neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.
This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity...
The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man...
We are rarely proud when we are alone.
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too
The history of human opinion is scarcely anything, more than the history of human errors
History, a distillation of rumour.
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.