It is not improbable that in hot countries, monkeys may have enslaved girls.
If you want good laws, burn those you have and make new ones.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
The comfort of the rich depends upon an abundant supply of the poor.
Faith consists in believing what reason cannot.
Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.
The human brain is a complex organ with the wonderful power of enabling man to find reasons for continuing to believe whatever it is that he wants to believe.
Paradise is where I am
The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
Do you believe,’ said Candide, ‘that men have always massacred each other as they do to-day, that they have always been liars, cheats, traitors, ingrates, brigands, idiots, thieves, scoundrels, gluttons, drunkards, misers, envious, ambitious, bloody-minded, calumniators, debauchees, fanatics, hypocrites, and fools?’
Do you believe,’ said Martin, ‘that hawks have always eaten pigeons when they have found them?