The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
Quote by Voltaire
Of all religions, Christianity is without a doubt the one that should inspire tolerance most,...
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Doubt is uncomfortable, certainty is ridiculous.
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.
The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours,...
Once the people begin to reason, all is lost
The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.
The man who ventures to write contemporary history must expect to be attacked both for...
If there were no God, it would have been necessary to invent him.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us...
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force
An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.
I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.
I disapprove of what you say, but I defend to the death your right to...
All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born...
What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing...
God won't ask what you did to help yourself but will ask what you did...