The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.
Quote by Voltaire
Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them...
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them
Regimen is superior to medicine, especially as, from time immemorial, out of every hundred physicians,...
It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part,...
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed from one another. The...
It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or...
History should be written as philosophy.
When he who hears does not know what he who speaks means, and when he...
It is not inequality which is the real misfortune, it is dependence.
History is fables agreed upon.
To believe in God is impossible - to not believe in Him is absurd
Love truth, and pardon error.
The history of human opinion is scarcely anything, more than the history of human errors
We cannot wish for that we know not.
Clever tyrants are never punished.
Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
Fear follows crime and is its punishment.
Ice-cream is exquisite - what a pity it isn't illegal.
He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.
The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice.