Nature has always had more force than education.
Quote by Voltaire
Doubt is uncomfortable, certainty is ridiculous.
The great consolation in life is to say what one thinks.
In my life, I have prayed but one prayer: oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous....
He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend - provided, of course, that...
How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is...
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass...
One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words...
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions
May God defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies.
Injustice in the end produces independence.
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity...
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference
To the wicked, everything serves as pretext.
Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
Alas few socialists are either benevolent enough to work hard at these occupations out of...
When a benevolent mind contemplates the republic of Lycurgus, its admiration is mixed with a...
Governments don't control things. A government can't control the economy without controlling people.