Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die.
Quote by Voltaire
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
What a heavy burden is a name that has become famous too soon.
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves...
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity...
Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense
What then do you call your soul? What idea have you of it? You cannot...
To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.
It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is...
Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from...
It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of...
All the citizens of a state cannot be equally powerful, but they may be equally...
In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from...
By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
Use do not abuse, neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
Nature has always had more force than education.
Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are...
Business is the salt of life.
The ear is the avenue to the heart.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.