I do not use the language of my people. I can take liberties with certain themes which the Arabic language would not allow me to take.
When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because apprehensions may arise, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner.
For ideas to prevail, many of their defenders have to die in obscurity. Their anonymous influence makes itself felt.
Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste.
There is not less wit nor less invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that thought.
A modern civilization is only possible when it is accepted that singular beings exist and express themselves freely.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
If man made himself the first object of study, he would see how incapable he is of going further. How can a part know the whole?
Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.
Sport must be accessible to working class youth.