The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
Quote by Voltaire
Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors; but...
Fear follows crime, and is its punishment
The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice.
It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We...
I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom.
Regimen is superior to medicine, especially as, from time immemorial, out of every hundred physicians,...
All styles are good except the tiresome kind.
The atheists are for the most part impudent and misguided scholars who reason badly, and...
It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or...
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly...
Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
If you want good laws, burn those you have and make new ones.
Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play...
Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one.
When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt
Doubt is the key to knowledge