What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous.
Quote by Voltaire
A witty saying proves nothing.
Only your friends steal your books.
Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal...
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.
Doubt is uncomfortable, certainty is ridiculous.
To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.
Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they...
Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.
What then do you call your soul? What idea have you of it? You cannot...
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.
The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to...
Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make...
It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad...
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense
Better is the enemy of good.
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first.