The punishment of criminals should be of use; when a man is hanged he is good for nothing
Quote by Voltaire
Let us work without theorizing, tis the only way to make life endurable.
He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked
We are rarely proud when we are alone.
I know of no great men except those who have rendered great service to the...
This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity...
Repose is a good thing, but boredom is its brother
The superfluous, a very necessary thing.
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can...
Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts.
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty...
The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them
If there were no God, it would have been necessary to invent him.
The best way to be boring is to leave nothing out.
What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous.
Doubt is uncomfortable, certainty is ridiculous.
Better is the enemy of good.
Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us...