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Quote Left Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well Quote Right
Quote Left If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent him. Quote Right
Quote Left Dans ce pays-ci il est bon de tuer de temps en temps un amiral pour encourager les autres. (In this country England it is thought well to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others. from Candide) Quote Right
Quote Left The first who was king was a fortunate soldier Who serves his country well has no need of ancestors. Quote Right
Quote Left A multitude of laws in a country is like a great number of physicians, a sign of weakness and malady. Quote Right
Quote Left Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes. Quote Right
Quote Left People have declaimed against luxury for 2000 years, in verse and in prose, and people have always delighted in it. Quote Right
Quote Left I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it. Quote Right
Quote Left God is a comic playing to an audience that's afraid to laugh. Quote Right
Quote Left To hold a pen is to be at war. Quote Right
Quote Left If God did not exist it would be necessary to invent Him. But all nature cries aloud that He does exist that there is a supreme intelligence, an immense power, an admirable order, and everything teaches us our own dependence on it. Quote Right
Quote Left It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one. Quote Right
Quote Left One great use of words is to hide our thoughts. Quote Right
Quote Left History is little else than a picture of human crimes and misfortunes. Quote Right
Quote Left Needless to say since Christ's expiation not one single Christian has been known to sin, or die. Quote Right
Quote Left The wicked can have only accomplices, the voluptuous have companions in debauchery, self-seekers have associates, the politic assemble the factions, the typical idler has connections, princes have courtiers. Only the virtuous have friends. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. Quote Right
Quote Left Le sens commun n'est pas si commun (Common sense is not so common) Quote Right
Quote Left A witty saying proves nothing Quote Right
Quote Left No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking. Quote Right
Quote Left Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung Quote Right
Quote Left Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one. Quote Right
Quote Left All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds. Quote Right
Quote Left Right now I think censorship is necessary the things they're doing and saying in films right now just shouldn't be allowed. There's no dignity anymore and I think that's very important. Quote Right
Quote Left Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh Quote Right
Quote Left As long as people believe in absurdities, they will continue to commit atrocities. Quote Right
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