Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
A woman can keep one secret - the secret of her age
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts
The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error.
The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Clever tyrants are never punished.
A company of tyrants is inaccessible to all seductions.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy: the mad daughter of a wise mother.
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.†
Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts
Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence.
It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection.