Power ought to serve as a check to power.
Happy the people whose annals are tiresome.
The state of slavery is in its own nature bad.
You have to study a great deal to know a little.
Society is the union of men and not the men themselves.
A man should be mourned at his birth, not at his death.
Liberty is the right of doing whatever the laws permit.
Republics end through luxury; monarchies through poverty.
Weak minds exaggerate too much the wrong done to the Africans.
I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage.