Rogues, would you live forever?
Every man has a wild beast within him.
An educated people can be easily governed.
A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in.
Diplomacy without arms is like music without instruments.
If my soldiers were to begin to think, not one would remain in the ranks.
Religion is the idol of the mob it adores everything it does not understand.
Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings.
It seems to me that man is made to act rather than to know: the principles of things escape our most persevering researches.
The greatest and noblest pleasure which men can have in this world is to discover new truths; and the next is to shake off old prejudices.