I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.
Quote by Voltaire
All styles are good except the tiresome kind.
History should be written as philosophy.
It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We...
In every author let us distinguish the man from his works.
It is not inequality which is the real misfortune, it is dependence.
Use do not abuse, neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us...
To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities - that is not to...
The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice.
An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.
The superfluous, a very necessary thing
Tears are the silent language of grief.
I do not agree with a word that you say, but I will defend to...
The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.
Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are...
Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults...
The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost...
Injustice in the end produces independence.
Weakness on both sides is, as we know, the motto of all quarrels.
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.