Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
Contributed by: Zaady
Men argue; nature acts.
Minds differ still more than faces.
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.
To enjoy life we must touch much of it lightly.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. It is not enough that a thing be possible for it to be believed.
Source: Questions sur l’Encyclopédie
The first who was king was a fortunate soldier: Who serves his country well has no need of ancestors.
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