I have only ever made one prayer to God, a very short one: O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
Quote by Voltaire
Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning!...
It is the flash which appears, the thunderbolt will follow.
The ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them
Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us...
Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal...
The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice.
Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts.
All men have equal rights to liberty, to their property, and to the protection of...
Business is the salt of life.
Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool.
Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.
Liberty guest amiable, Plants both elbows on the table
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise...
It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part,...
Let us work without theorizing, tis the only way to make life endurable.
It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.
Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.