Self-love is the instrument of our preservation.
Quote by Voltaire
All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born...
There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.
To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed from one another. The...
The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly...
Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.
The public is a ferocious beast; one must either chain it or flee from it.
This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity...
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make...
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord,...
It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music.
If there were no God, it would have been necessary to invent him.
Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
We cannot wish for that we know not.
Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.
He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend - provided, of course, that...
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish...
Come you masters of war You that build all the guns You that build the...
I'll go to great lengths to scavenge other devices for batteries, before I will go...
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know...