Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
In every author let us distinguish the man from his works.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
Every one goes astray, but the least imprudent are they who repent the soonest.
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.
The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in.
By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
It is the flash which appears, the thunderbolt will follow.
Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.