Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue. Anatole Franc
I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.
For every monarchy overthrown the sky becomes less brilliant, because it loses a star. A republic is ugliness set free.
No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!