The man who leaves money to charity in his will is only giving away what no longer belongs to him.
Quote by Voltaire
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England has forty-two religions and only two sauces.
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.
The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
It is new fancy rathert than taste which produces so many new fashions.
God is always on the side of the big battalions.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Since the whole affair had become one of religion, the vanquished were of course exterminated.
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
Once the people begin to reason, all is lost.
Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth.
Of two pleasures, if there be one which all or almost all who have experience of both give a decided preference, irrespective of any feeling of moral obligation to prefer it, that is the more desirable pleasure.
I'm always going to live in Texas. Texas is my home - it'll be my home forever.
If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.
There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.
People feel that the EU is a one-way process, a great machine that sucks up decision-making from national parliaments to the European level until everything is decided by the EU. That needs to change.
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
The intelligence of the creature known as a crowd, is the square root of the number of people in it.
Abused patience turns to fury.
God's dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness, and for compassion.