Only your friends steal your books
Quote by Voltaire
When he who hears does not know what he who speaks means, and when he...
Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.
We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing...
It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part,...
The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers...
Nature has always had more force than education.
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.
It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or...
If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent him.
Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without...
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss...
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is...
It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We...
It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.
Common sense is not so common.
Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
Injustice in the end produces independence.
All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.