An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.
The discovery of what is true and the practice of that which is good are the two most important aims of philosophy.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
mankind have a little corrupted nature, for they were not born wolves, and they have become wolves; God has given them neither cannon of four-and-twenty pounders, nor bayonets; and yet they have made cannon and bayonets to destroy one another.
'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.'
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
The public is a ferocious beast; one must either chain it or flee from it.
The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.
How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.
I disapprove of what you say, but I defend to the death your right to say it.
There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.
Everything's fine today, that is our illusion.
All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.
Dont think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.
Prejudice is the reason of fools
What can you say to a man who tells you he prefers obeying God rather than men, and that as a result he's certain he'll go to heaven if he cuts your throat?
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.