The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
Quote by Voltaire
It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce.
If there were no God, it would have been necessary to invent him.
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
The man who ventures to write contemporary history must expect to be attacked both for...
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference
Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
Of all religions, Christianity is without a doubt the one that should inspire tolerance most,...
The ear is the avenue to the heart.
What then do you call your soul? What idea have you of it? You cannot...
Prejudice is the reason of fools
May God defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies.
God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does...
God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
I keep to old books, for they teach me something; from the new I learn...
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.
Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets...