Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.
Quote by Voltaire
In every author let us distinguish the man from his works.
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves...
The best is the enemy of the good.
We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music.
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy: the mad daughter of a wise...
It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part,...
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him
God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
Philosopher: A lover of wisdom, which is to say, Truth
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them
I have only ever made one prayer to God, a very short one: O Lord,...
I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.
Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one...
We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongues,...
It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We...
The first step, my son, which one makes in the world, is the one on...
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from...