It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music.
Quote by Voltaire
Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make...
Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.
History should be written as philosophy.
Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.
There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it.
History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts
I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.
The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours,...
He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
The man who ventures to write contemporary history must expect to be attacked both for...
It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of...
Tears are the silent language of grief
Injustice in the end produces independence.
All men have equal rights to liberty, to their property, and to the protection of...
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass...
The Holy Roman Empire is neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire.
Froth at the top, dregs at bottom, but the middle excellent.