In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
Quote by Voltaire
He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend - provided, of course, that...
Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.
I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be...
History is no more than the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes
All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of...
Providence has given us hope and sleep as a compensation for the many cares of...
It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need
In this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to...
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise...
This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity...
Illusion is the first of the pleasures
Business is the salt of life.
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass...
It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We...
Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool.
Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make...
I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.