This agglomeration which was called and which still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
Source: Essai sur les Mæurs et l’Esprit des Nations
Contributed by: Zaady
The sentiment of justice is so natural, and so universally acquired by all mankind, that it seems to be independent of all law, all party, all religion.
Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.
We cannot always oblige, but we can always speak obligingly.
Who has not the spirit of his age, Of his age has all the unhappiness.
Source: Letter to Madame du Châtelet
Every style that is not boring is good. All styles are good save the tiresome kind.
Source: L’Enfant Prodigue
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Source: Sept Discours en Vers sur l’Homme
The way to be a bore is to say everything.
Source: Sur la Nature de l’Homme
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.
Source: Essay on Tolerance
Thought depends absolutely on the stomach, but in spite of that, those who have the best stomachs are not the best thinkers.
Source: Letter to d’Alembert, August 20, 1770
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