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856
Monsieur l'abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write.
426
When we hear news we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.
456
The man who leaves money to charity in his will is only giving away what no longer belongs to him.
424
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too.
446
This agglomeration which was called and which still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire.
294
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
325
There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts.
331
Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.
345
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
311
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
311
You despise books; you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence; but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage...
321
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
304
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.
429
There is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable.
303
The secret of being boring is to say everything.
316
The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
300
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
289
Regimen is superior to medicine.
326
Prejudice is opinion without judgement.
312
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.