Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.
Quote by Voltaire
It requires ages to destroy a popular opinion
A woman can keep one secret - the secret of her age
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom.
It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.
Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning!...
By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.
It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part,...
How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is...
All the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.
Once the people begin to reason, all is lost
Philosopher: A lover of wisdom, which is to say, Truth
When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does...
Business is the salt of life.
The ear is the avenue to the heart.
All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of...
The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to...