Evil always turns up in this world through some genius or other.
No man has received from nature the right to command his fellow human beings.
My ideas are my whores.
One declaims endlessly against the passions; one imputes all of man's suffering to them. One forgets that they are also the source of all his pleasures.
Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad.