Voltaire Quotes

Let us work without theorizing, tis the only way to make life endurable... view

By: Voltaire

My life is a struggle... view

By: Voltaire

Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world... view

By: Voltaire

Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument... view

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No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking... view

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No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible... view

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Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense... view

By: Voltaire

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity... view

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Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men... view

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Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe... view

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Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts... view

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It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode... view

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It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge... view

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It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one... view

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It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong... view

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It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere... view

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It is forbidden to kill.. view

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It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere... view

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Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us... view

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It is not enough to conquer.. view

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One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose... view

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It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love... view

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It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it... view

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It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue... view

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It is said that the present is pregnant with the future... view

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It is the flash which appears, the thunderbolt will follow... view

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It is vain for the coward to flee.. view

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Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers... view

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It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind... view

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Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung... view

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All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God... view

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All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets... view

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All styles are good except the tiresome kind... view

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All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women... view

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An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination... view

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Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices... view

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Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel... view

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Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well... view

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Better is the enemy of good... view

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What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy... view

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Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law... view

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As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities... view

By: Voltaire