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
Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.
A woman can keep one secret - the secret of her age.
I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which...
How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is...
What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous.
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
To believe in God is impossible not to believe in Him is absurd.
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference
Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.
Providence has given us hope and sleep as a compensation for the many cares of...
Better is the enemy of good.
The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces, but Milton sacrificed to the Devil.
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from...
All men have equal rights to liberty, to their property, and to the protection of...
The history of human opinion is scarcely anything, more than the history of human errors
The atheists are for the most part impudent and misguided scholars who reason badly, and...
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass...
It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
Clever tyrants are never punished.
We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved.