Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
No man has received from nature the right to command his fellow human beings.
His hands would plait the priest's guts, if he had no rope, to strangle kings.
If there is one realm in which it is essential to be sublime, it is in wickedness. You spit on a petty thief, but you can't deny a kind of respect for the great criminal.
Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.