What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous.
Quote by Voltaire
The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces, but Milton sacrificed to the Devil.
Clever tyrants are never punished.
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.
In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from...
Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they...
It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music.
Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play...
A woman can keep one secret - the secret of her age.
The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those...
The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man...
The ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
If you want good laws, burn those you have and make new ones.
It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad...
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed from one another. The...
Inspiration: A peculiar effect of divine flatulence emitted by the Holy Spirit which hisses into...
Why attack God? He may be as miserable as we are.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we...
First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others