Love truth, and pardon error.
Quote by Voltaire
Weakness on both sides is, as we know, the motto of all quarrels.
It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions
Only your friends steal your books
I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which...
God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
A witty saying proves nothing.
We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved.
Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives; very few are...
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
The great consolation in life is to say what one thinks.
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue,...
The atheists are for the most part impudent and misguided scholars who reason badly, and...
A long dispute means both parties are wrong
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd
It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We...
May god defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies.
The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
Every book has an intrinsic impossibility, which its writer discovers as soon as his first...
Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely, given the numbers of books that...