We find in them an ignorant and barbarous people, who have long united the most sordid avarice with the most detestable superstition and the most invincible hatred for every people by whom they are tolerated and enriched. Still, we ought not to burn them.
The way to become boring is to say everything.
The best way to be boring is to leave nothing out.
The secret of being tiresome is in telling everything.
Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.
If God has made us in his image, we have returned him the favor.