Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit.
We reproach people for talking about themselves; but it is the subject they treat best.
It is almost systematically to constitute a natural moral law. Nature has no principles. She furnishes us with no reason to believe that human life is to be respected. Nature, in her indifference, makes no difference between right and wrong.
I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.
Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.
When a thing has been said and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor, to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets and to steal bread.
Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.