The truth is always the strongest argument. Sophocles Truth is a thing immortal and perpetual, and it gives to us a beauty that fades not away in time.

A man who seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.

Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand.

He who defends everything defends nothing.

The greatest and noblest pleasure which men can have in this world is to discover new truths; and the next is to shake off old prejudices.

If my soldiers were to begin to think, not one would remain in the ranks.

What is the good of experience if you do not reflect?

A German singer! I should as soon expect to get pleasure from the neighing of my horse.

I begin by taking. I shall find scholars later to demonstrate my perfect right.

Diplomacy without arms is like music without instruments.