It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce.
Quote by Voltaire
An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is...
The superfluous, a very necessary thing
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors; but...
It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part,...
The mouth obeys poorly when the heart murmurs.
In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from...
All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of...
The best is the enemy of the good.
When its a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
Tears are the silent language of grief.
We cannot wish for that we know not.
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass...