History should be written as philosophy.
Quote by Voltaire
It requires ages to destroy a popular opinion
To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities - that is not to...
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce.
The man who ventures to write contemporary history must expect to be attacked both for...
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him
History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is...
Common sense is not so common.
Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play...
All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born...
It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions
Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense
To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.
If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live...
Only your friends steal your books
This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity...
The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost...
Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from...
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.