History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.
Quote by Voltaire
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
Once the people begin to reason, all is lost
We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden...
Everything's fine today, that is our illusion.
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference
Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls.
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Business is the salt of life.
Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they...
He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it.
I keep to old books, for they teach me something; from the new I learn...
Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly
I hate women because they always know where things are.
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty...
We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved.
To the wicked, everything serves as pretext.
In every author let us distinguish the man from his works.