Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense
Quote by Voltaire
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers
I keep to old books, for they teach me something; from the new I learn...
I know of no great men except those who have rendered great service to the...
We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
Only your friends steal your books.
What a heavy burden is a name that has become famous too soon.
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music.
We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.
In every author let us distinguish the man from his works.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us...
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is...
My life is a struggle.
God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity...
The history of human opinion is scarcely anything, more than the history of human errors
Prejudice is an opinion without judgment
Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts.
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass...
It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We...