History does nothing; it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society.
Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve.
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
The secret of a person’s nature lies in their religion and what they really believes about the world and their place in it.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included.
The country that is more developed industrially only shows, to the less developed, the image of its own future.