We cannot afford to differ on the question of honesty if we expect our republic permanently to endure. Honesty is not so much a credit as an absolute prerequisite to efficient service to the public. Unless a man is honest, we have no right to keep him in public life; it matters not how brilliant his
All privileges based on wealth, and all emnity to honest men merely because they are wealthy, are un-American.
It is not only highly desirable but necessary that there should be legislation which shall carefully shield the interests of wage-workers, and which shall discriminate in favor of the honest and humane employer by removing the disadvantage under which he stands when compared with unscrupulous compet
Everything is un-American that tends either to government by a plutocracy or government by a mob. To divide along the lines of section or caste or creed is un-American. All privileges based on wealth, and all enmity to honest men merely because they are wealthy, are un-American-both of them equally
My power vanishes into thin air the instant that my fellow citizens, who are straight and honest, cease to believe that I represent them and fight for what is straight and honest. That is all the strength that I have.
The liar is no whit better than the thief, and if his mendacity takes the form of slander he may be worse than most thieves. It puts a premium upon knavery untruthfully to attack an honest man, or even with hysterical exaggeration to assail a bad man with untruth.
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
Know that the secret of the arts is to correct nature.
The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it.
Fame is a heavy burden.
You despise books; you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence; but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
It is only through timidity that states are lost.
The adjective is the enemy of the noun. Variant: The adjective is the enemy of the substantive.
Use, do not abuse... neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy. Volt
Where some states possess an army, the Prussian Army possesses a state.
All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women. Volt
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
But for what purpose was the earth formed?" asked Candide. "To drive us mad," replied Martin.
To achieve a goal, a dream, a wish, you must plan it out for success!
History never repeats itself. Man always does.
We all look for happiness, but without knowing where to find it: like drunkards who look for their house, knowing dimly that they have one
He who can lead you to believe an absurdity can lead you to commit an atrocity.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it
It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it. Voltair
Hope should no more be a virtue than fear; we fear and we hope, according to what is promised or threatened us.
The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in.