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595
Monsieur l'abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write.
193
When we hear news we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.
210
The man who leaves money to charity in his will is only giving away what no longer belongs to him.
184
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too.
200
This agglomeration which was called and which still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire.
103
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
130
There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts.
131
Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.
151
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
112
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
101
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...
127
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
117
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.
198
There is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable.
108
The secret of being boring is to say everything.
121
The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
107
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
102
Regimen is superior to medicine.
128
Prejudice is opinion without judgement.
111
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.