The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
Quote by Voltaire
It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad...
If you want good laws, burn those you have and make new ones.
Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.
I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be...
Prejudice is an opinion without judgment
Minds differ still more than faces
The sentiment of justice is so natural, and so universally acquired by all mankind, that...
History is fables agreed upon.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
The atheists are for the most part impudent and misguided scholars who reason badly, and...
Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us...
Only your friends steal your books.
Regimen is superior to medicine, especially as, from time immemorial, out of every hundred physicians,...
Clever tyrants are never punished.
Tears are the silent language of grief
The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference
It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music.
My arms have mutinied against me brutes! My fingers fidget like ten idle brats, My...
The poetry of the earth is never dead.