May God defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies.
Quote by Voltaire
A woman can keep one secret - the secret of her age
In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.
The public is a ferocious beast; one must either chain it or flee from it.
The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can...
In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from...
Thinking is the greatest torture in the world for most people.
The first step, my son, which one makes in the world, is the one on...
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our...
He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first.
Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from...
It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born...
Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.
All the citizens of a state cannot be equally powerful, but they may be equally...
Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.
Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make...