Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
Quote by Voltaire
Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.
Thinking is the greatest torture in the world for most people.
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty...
An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.
It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.
It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions
This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity...
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice.
Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults...
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts
It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of...
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us...
The best is the enemy of the good.
Of all religions, Christianity is without a doubt the one that should inspire tolerance most,...
My life is a struggle.
Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy: the mad daughter of a wise...
We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years...
Astrologers that future fates foreshow.
We live in a changing universe and few things are changing faster than our conception...
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not...