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
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The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force
It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
Better is the enemy of good.
The sentiment of justice is so natural, and so universally acquired by all mankind, that...
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom.
Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make...
I have only ever made one prayer to God, a very short one: O Lord,...
God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is...
Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
Love truth, and pardon error.
It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
Fear follows crime, and is its punishment
This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity...
I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the...
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.