The punishment of criminals should be of use; when a man is hanged he is good for nothing
Quote by Voltaire
All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of...
When its a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
All the citizens of a state cannot be equally powerful, but they may be equally...
He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first.
We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden...
The superfluous, a very necessary thing.
Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.
Weakness on both sides is, as we know, the motto of all quarrels.
Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them...
The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice.
Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors; but...
The sentiment of justice is so natural, and so universally acquired by all mankind, that...
In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers
It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or...
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord,...
It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions
I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which...
Those who begin by burning books will end by burning people.
There is nothing in England that exercises a more delightful spell over my imagination than...