The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly can pay for the benefit of the other third.
Quote by Voltaire
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is...
In every author let us distinguish the man from his works.
The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice.
Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
Use do not abuse, neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
The ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.
The sentiment of justice is so natural, and so universally acquired by all mankind, that...
Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any...
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.
It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of...
The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to...
The Holy Roman Empire is neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire.
Our country is that spot to which our heart is bound.
Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
The first step, my son, which one makes in the world, is the one on...
Love truth, and pardon error.
If you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you.
Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'