Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
Quote by Voltaire
Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play...
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed from one another. The...
Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force
Christianity is the most ridiculous, the most absurd, and bloody religion that has ever infected...
The ladder of success must be set upon something solid before you can start to...
The secret of being a bore... is to tell everything.
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass...
When its a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first.
One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words...
Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.
He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.
It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions
The man who ventures to write contemporary history must expect to be attacked both for...
By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated.
I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life...