Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die.
Quote by Voltaire
I have only ever made one prayer to God, a very short one: O Lord,...
We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
Weakness on both sides is, as we know, the motto of all quarrels.
I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition
Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from...
It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a...
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is...
Common sense is not so common.
What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous.
Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.
Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
Thinking is the greatest torture in the world for most people.
To enjoy life, we must touch much of it lightly.
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.
Tears are the silent language of grief
I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the...
All men have equal rights to liberty, to their property, and to the protection of...
Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise...
Nature has always had more force than education.