The public is a ferocious beast; one must either chain it or flee from it.
Quote by Voltaire
The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.
History is fables agreed upon.
He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked
Fear follows crime and is its punishment.
How inexpressible is the meanness of being a hypocrite! how horrible is it to be...
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts
History is no more than the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes
Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.
Liberty guest amiable, Plants both elbows on the table
Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.
Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now...
Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them
This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity...
Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be...
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be...
Everything's fine today, that is our illusion.
By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.