What is tolerance? -- it is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly -- that is the first law of nature.
There are only two cases in which war is just: first, in order to resist the aggression of an enemy, and second, in order to help an ally who has been attacked.
Charles De Montesquieu
I think it better to keep a profound silence with regard to the Christian fables, which are canonized by their antiquity and the credulity of absurd and insipid people.
Frederick II of Prussia
I don't know what is truth,but I can tell you how to find it!
J J Rousseau
The glory of a nation and an age is always the work of a few great persons, and it disappears with them.
Skepticism. The first step toward truth.
The Yale president must be a Yale man. Not too far to the right, too far to the left or a middle-of-the-roader. Ready to give the ultimate word on every subject under the sun from how to handle the Russians to why undergraduates riot in the spring. Profound with a wit that bubbles up and brims over in a cascade of brilliance. You may have guessed who the leading candidate is, but there is a question about him Is God a Yale man
Wilmarth S Lewis
It is labour indeed that puts the difference on everything.
He who knows only his side of the case, knows little of that.
John Stuart Mill
The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.
All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things, that the indolent man and the laborious man, the spendthrift and the economist, the imprudent and the wise, should obtain and enjoy an equal amount of goods.