Our country is that spot to which our heart is bound.
The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice.
The secret of being a bore... is to tell everything.
Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
The public is a ferocious beast; one must either chain it or flee from it.
The best way to be boring is to leave nothing out.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.
It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.
The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
Everything's fine today, that is our illusion.
Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.
The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
The Holy Roman Empire is neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire.
The first step, my son, which one makes in the world, is the one on which depends the rest of our days.
Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.
It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape.
I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
Society therefore is an ancient as the world.
The world embarrasses me, and I cannot dream that this watch exists and has no watchmaker.
It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
History should be written as philosophy.
An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.