Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.
Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide?
Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.
Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.
I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described.
Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.
It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can.
We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man's estate, is the gift of education.
The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.
No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another.
I may be no better, but at least I am different.
We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life; born a human being, and born a man.
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