To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities - that is not to be taken seriously in politics.
Quote by Voltaire
A yawn may not be polite, but at least it is an honest opinion
Thinking is the greatest torture in the world for most people.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us...
It requires ages to destroy a popular opinion
God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed from one another. The...
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
Love truth, and pardon error.
The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice.
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from...
To hold a pen is to be at war.
It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is...
Illusion is the first of the pleasures
It is the flash which appears, the thunderbolt will follow.
Only your friends steal your books.
Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one.
We are rarely proud when we are alone.
Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning!...
He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.
Regarding life, the wisest men of all ages have judged alike: it is worthless.