Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
Quote by Voltaire
Only your friends steal your books.
If there were no God, it would have been necessary to invent him.
Fear follows crime and is its punishment.
In this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to...
The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers...
Let us work without theorizing, tis the only way to make life endurable.
Minds differ still more than faces
The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly...
All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born...
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.
Regimen is superior to medicine, especially as, from time immemorial, out of every hundred physicians,...
In every author let us distinguish the man from his works.
It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part,...
It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We...
Thinking is the greatest torture in the world for most people.
He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.
This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity...
The secret of being a bore... is to tell everything.
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?