The right of commanding is no longer an advantage transmitted by nature; like an inheritance, it is the fruit of labors, the price of courage.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
Contributed by: Zaady
A multitude of laws in a country is like a great number of physicians, a sign of weakness and malady.
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.
Source: Dictionnaire Philosophique, 1764
History is but the record of crimes and misfortunes. L'histoire n'est que le tableau des crimes et des malheurs
Source: L'Ingénu, chap. x.
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
One feels like crawling on all fours after reading your work.
Source: Letter to Rousseau
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
Source: see Wilde
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
Liberty of thought is the life of the soul.
Source: Essay on Epic Poetry [written in English]
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
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