To hold a pen is to be at war.
I hate women because they always know where things are.
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
In every author let us distinguish the man from his works.
It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.
It is said that the present is pregnant with the future.
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.
To believe in God is impossible not to believe in Him is absurd.
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.
We are rarely proud when we are alone.
Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape.
To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.
We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest.
Let us work without theorizing, tis the only way to make life endurable.
Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.
He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.
It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
What then do you call your soul? What idea have you of it? You cannot of yourselves, without revelation, admit the existence within you of anything but a power unknown to you of feeling and thinking.
When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does not understand, that is metaphysics.
When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.