May God defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies.
Quote by Voltaire
Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
Business is the salt of life.
When he who hears does not know what he who speaks means, and when he...
The best is the enemy of the good.
How inexpressible is the meanness of being a hypocrite! how horrible is it to be...
The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice.
We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue,...
How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is...
He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first.
I hate women because they always know where things are.
The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.
The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours,...
One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words...
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from...
Repose is a good thing, but boredom is its brother
Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly
I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.
The bold adventurer succeeds the best.
Marriage, like money, is still with us; and, like money, progressively devalued.