Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.
Quote by Voltaire
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord,...
Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.
Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music.
If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent him.
Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be...
Froth at the top, dregs at bottom, but the middle excellent.
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity...
The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice.
Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without...
By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too
Weakness on both sides is, as we know, the motto of all quarrels.
I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the...
There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts.
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.