If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever.
Quote by Voltaire
Repose is a good thing, but boredom is its brother
Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.
He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it.
Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.
The ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.
Minds differ still more than faces
The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours,...
The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost...
I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which...
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.
A man loved by a beautiful woman will always get out of trouble
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool.
Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one...
If you want good laws, burn those you have and make new ones.
Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.
Let us work without theorizing, tis the only way to make life endurable.
The Holy Roman Empire is neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire.
He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.
It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce.