I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom.
Quote by Voltaire
Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.
I know of no great men except those who have rendered great service to the...
To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities - that is not to...
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him
The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost...
In every author let us distinguish the man from his works.
He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.
Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time
Inspiration: A peculiar effect of divine flatulence emitted by the Holy Spirit which hisses into...
What then do you call your soul? What idea have you of it? You cannot...
Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls.
We are rarely proud when we are alone.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise...
Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is...
I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.