He who defends everything defends nothing.
What is the good of experience if you do not reflect?
Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand.
I begin by taking. I shall find scholars later to demonstrate my perfect right.
If my soldiers were to begin to think, not one of them would remain in the army.
My people and I have come to an agreement which satisfied us both. They are to say what they please, and I am to do what I please.
The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in this world is to discover new truths, and the next is to shake off old prejudices.