Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.
When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room.
A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire and intention, by false speaking, to deceive and injure your neighbour.
There is nothing constant in this world but inconsistency.
All fits of pleasure are balanced by an equal degree of pain or languor; it is like spending this year part of the next year's revenues
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping.
Vanity is a natural object of temptation to a woman.
Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation, as in books it is generally the worst sort of reading
Argument is the worst sort of conversation.
For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.
Flattery is the worst and falsest way of showing our esteem