Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
In our time no one has the conception of what is great. It is up to me to show them.
Courage is like love, it must have hope for nourishment.
Music is what tell us that the human race is greater than we realize.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
There is no place in a fanatic’s head where reason can enter.
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Men of learning in Milan have not enjoyed proper respect. They hid themselves in their laboratories and thought themselves lucky if . . . priests left them alone. All is changed today. Thought in Italy is free. Inquisition, intolerance, despots have vanished. I invite scholars to meet and propose what must be done to give...