Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
Quote by Voltaire
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity...
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities - that is not to...
Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts.
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed from one another. The...
Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now...
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us...
We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden...
To hold a pen is to be at war.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise...
The best way to be boring is to leave nothing out.
The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost...
History is no more than the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes
Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense
Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they...
An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.
Weakness on both sides is, as we know, the motto of all quarrels.