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.
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.
It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.
It is said that the present is pregnant with the future.
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.
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
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.
We are rarely proud when we are alone.
Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce.
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
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.
Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.
Let us work without theorizing, tis the only way to make life endurable.
It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape.
Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
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.