When its a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one.
Work saves us from three great evils boredom, vice and need.
All sects are different, because they come from men morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it.
'That is indisputable,' was the answer, 'but in this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.'
This agglomeration which was called and which still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire.
When we hear news we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
You despise books you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
The way to become boring is to say everything.
Use, do not abuse neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
It is forbidden to kill therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Men are equal it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.
...the safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
A witty saying proves nothing.
We are rarely proud when we are alone.
All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.
It is new fancy rathert than taste which produces so many new fashions.
The multitude of books is making us ignorant.