Injustice in the end produces independence.
All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.
In this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.
God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.
My life is a struggle.
If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent him.
Every one goes astray, but the least imprudent are they who repent the soonest.
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
I have only ever made one prayer to God, a very short one: O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.
It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.
It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.
The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year.
Nature has always had more force than education.
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Ice-cream is exquisite - what a pity it isn't illegal.
We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly can pay for the benefit of the other third.
Clever tyrants are never punished.