Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Quote by Voltaire
Liberty guest amiable, Plants both elbows on the table
I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be...
Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
If there were no God, it would have been necessary to invent him.
He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first.
Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need
Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers.
Love truth, and pardon error.
Doubt is uncomfortable, certainty is ridiculous.
A woman can keep one secret - the secret of her age
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly
The best way to be boring is to leave nothing out.
When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does...
All the citizens of a state cannot be equally powerful, but they may be equally...
It is not inequality which is the real misfortune, it is dependence.
The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be...
The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice.
Society therefore is an ancient as the world.