I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which has done real evil.
Quote by Voltaire
Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is...
Fear follows crime and is its punishment.
We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved.
Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives; very few are...
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference
Tears are the silent language of grief.
All the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
How inexpressible is the meanness of being a hypocrite! how horrible is it to be...
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music.
It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad...
He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend - provided, of course, that...
Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play...
The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man...
Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any...
He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.
The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to...
I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.