Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
Quote by Voltaire
The first step, my son, which one makes in the world, is the one on...
Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors; but...
I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition
Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers.
Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool.
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also...
Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us...
The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.
Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.
The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.
The best way to be boring is to leave nothing out.
Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives; very few are...
Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them...
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from...
Fear follows crime and is its punishment.
In every author let us distinguish the man from his works.
All sects differ, because they come from men; morality is everywhere the same, because it...
He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.
When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does...
When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.