. I have only ever made one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.’ And God granted it.
To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth
Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.
Love truth, but pardon error
It is better to risk sparing a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue
There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
A witty saying proves nothing
God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh
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
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.
The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults of those beloved. He has wings, he comes quickly and flies away the same.
Use do not abuse, neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.