We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates.
Whether God exists or does not exist, He has come to rank among the most sublime and useless truths.
The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned.
Passions destroy more prejudices than philosophy does.
The general interest of the masses might take the place of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action.
The man who first pronounced the barbarous word God ought to have been immediately destroyed.
And his hands would plait the priest’s entrails,For want of a rope, to strangle kings.
The blood of Jesus Christ can cover a multitude of sins, it seems to me.
There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman with impunity in civilized societies.
Give, but, if possible, spare the poor man the shame of begging.
There is no moral precept that does not have something inconvenient about it.
The best doctor is the one you run to and can’t find.