History is the preceptor of prudence, not principles.
Religion, by ‘consecrating' the state, gives the people an added impetus to respect and regard their regime.
To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.
But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere.