I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which has done real evil.
Quote by Voltaire
The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.
The history of human opinion is scarcely anything, more than the history of human errors
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
The superfluous, a very necessary thing
We cannot wish for that we know not.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time
The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those...
Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does...
Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors; but...
Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make...
We are rarely proud when we are alone.
Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they...
Liberty guest amiable, Plants both elbows on the table
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
Common sense is not so common.
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts
Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from...
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
Better is the enemy of good.