Thursday, April 07, 2011

Voltaire quotes

  • "War is the greatest of all crimes; and yet there is no aggressor who does not colour his crime with the prtext of justice. " It is forbidden to kill therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets."
  • “No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.”
  • “Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one thing too exclusively”

Stendhal Quotes

  • The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.
  • The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly.
  • One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
  • All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.