Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
Quote by Voltaire
God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
A man loved by a beautiful woman will always get out of trouble
Nature has always had more force than education.
The secret of being a bore... is to tell everything.
Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors; but...
God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
A long dispute means both parties are wrong
It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only...
Once the people begin to reason, all is lost
I keep to old books, for they teach me something; from the new I learn...
Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a...
The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference
The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age...
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
War is the father of us all, King of all. Some it makes gods, some...