Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy: the mad daughter of a wise mother
Quote by Voltaire
It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of...
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.
Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.
It is the flash which appears, the thunderbolt will follow.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked
Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them...
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed from one another. The...
All styles are good except the tiresome kind.
An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.
Froth at the top, dregs at bottom, but the middle excellent.
The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those...
The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can...
Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they...
This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity...
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.
Only your friends steal your books
Now you understand the Oriental passion for tea," said Japhy. "Remember that book I told...
We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it...