Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do
The punishment of criminals should be of use when a man is hanged he is good for nothing
I should stop myself from dying if a good joke or a good idea occurred to me
Repose is a good thing, but boredom is its brother
True greatness consists in the use of a powerful understanding to enlighten oneself and others
Tears are the silent language of grief
Men appear to prefer to ruin one another's fortunes, and to cut each other's throats over a few miserable villages, than to extend the means of human happiness
History is fables agreed upon.
Providence has given us hope and sleep as a compensation for the many cares of life
He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend - provided, of course, that he really is dead.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers
It is forbidden to kill therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets
All men have equal rights to liberty, to their property, and to the protection of the laws
It is only through timidity that states are lost.
Superstition sets the whole world in flames philosophy quenches them.
I know of no great man except those who have rendered great services to the human race.
Independence in the end is the fruit of injustice.
Rest is a good thing, but boredom is its brother.
No snowflake in an avalanch ever feels responsible.
Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers.
The discover of what is true, and the practice of that which is good, are the two most important objects of philosophy.
When he who hears does not know what he who speaks means, and when he who speaks does not know what he himself means, that is philosophy.
I was never ruined but twice once when I lost a lawsuit and once when I won one.
Shun idleness is the rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.
History is nothing but a pack of tricks that we play upon the dead.