History should be written as philosophy.
Quote by Voltaire
I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom.
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
Illusion is the first of the pleasures
He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.
The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost...
Froth at the top, dregs at bottom, but the middle excellent.
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.
Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed from one another. The...
Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults...
We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongues,...
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: O Lord...
This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity...
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Let us work without theorizing, tis the only way to make life endurable.
He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend; provided, of course, he really...
Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets...
We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.