A witty saying proves nothing.
Another century and there will not be a Bible on earth!
Books rule the world, or at least those nations which have a written language; the others do not matter.
Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day.
Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.
God created woman only to tame mankind.
History consists of a series of accumulated imaginative inventions.
History is filled with the sound of silken slippers going downstairs and wooden shoes coming up.
[History is] little else than a long succession of useless cruelties.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Nothing enfranchises like education.
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.
So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from out neighbors, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
There is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable.