'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.
Indolence is sweet, and its consequence bitter.
Verses which do not teach men new and moving truths do not deserve to be read.
Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.
Prejudice is the reason of fools.