| The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
| We are rarely proud when we are alone.
| It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.
| All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
| The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year.
| I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom.
| I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.
| It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.
| The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in.
| No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.
| I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.
| The superfluous, a very necessary thing.
| Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.
| Weakness on both sides is, as we know, the motto of all quarrels.
| He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend; provided, of course, he really is dead.
| Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults of those beloved. He has wings, he comes quickly and flies away the same.
| Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.
| History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.
| The mouth obeys poorly when the heart murmurs.
| Business is the salt of life.