I have so often been mistaken that I no longer blush for it
A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.
A great Nation should have a fixed Government, so that the death of one man should not overturn it.
In order not to be astonished at obtaining victories, one ought not to think only of defeats.
As for myself, I do not believe that such a person as Jesus Christ ever existed; but as the people are inclined to superstition, it is proper not to oppose them.