The great consolation in life is to say what one thinks.
Quote by Voltaire
Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.
How inexpressible is the meanness of being a hypocrite! how horrible is it to be...
Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force
Business is the salt of life.
It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.
Ice-cream is exquisite - what a pity it isn't illegal.
Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning!...
I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom.
One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words...
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us...
Weakness on both sides is, as we know, the motto of all quarrels.
May God defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
The man who ventures to write contemporary history must expect to be attacked both for...
Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.
The history of human opinion is scarcely anything, more than the history of human errors
History is a race between education and catastrophe.
There is a history in all men's lives.