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
The atheists are for the most part impudent and misguided scholars who reason badly, and...
By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal...
Froth at the top, dregs at bottom, but the middle excellent.
All sects differ, because they come from men; morality is everywhere the same, because it...
Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without...
Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense
Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us...
All the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass...
Minds differ still more than faces
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed from one another. The...
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
The public is a ferocious beast; one must either chain it or flee from it.
History is no more than the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition
Common sense is not so common.
In every author let us distinguish the man from his works.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large...