Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.
Quote by Voltaire
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss...
The best way to be boring is to leave nothing out.
The best is the enemy of the good.
All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born...
The ear is the avenue to the heart.
The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can...
When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
The first step, my son, which one makes in the world, is the one on...
The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him
Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be...
I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be...
Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts.
It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.
The guilty think all talk is of themselves
Guilty people answer questions with a question.
There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has...
We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament and embrace it with passion,...
Mercy is the stuff you give to people that don't deserve it.