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Voltaire Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Voltaire

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

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

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
- Voltaire

It is the first law of friendship
that it has to be cultivated.
The second is to be indulgent
when the first law is neglected.
- Voltaire

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Common sense is not so common.
- Voltaire

We must cultivate our own garden.
When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work,
which proves that man was not born to rest.
- Voltaire

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire


 

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are
punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
- Voltaire

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

The more I read, the more I meditate;
and the more I acquire,
the more certain I am that I know nothing.
- Voltaire

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

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

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give
ourselves the gift of living well.
- Voltaire

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
- Voltaire

What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity.
We are all formed of frailty and error;
let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly -
that is the first law of nature.
- Voltaire

Fear follows crime, and is its punishment.
- Voltaire

The truths of religion are never so well understood
as by those who have lost the power of reason.
- Voltaire

To hold a pen is to be at war.
- Voltaire

It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce.
- Voltaire

Society therefore is an ancient as the world.
- Voltaire

The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience.
With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
- Voltaire

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal
awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification,
knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.
- Voltaire

Everything's fine today, that is our illusion.
- Voltaire

When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
- Voltaire

The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often
very much surprised himself.
- Voltaire

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

We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and
being silent to be reserved.
- Voltaire

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
- Voltaire

Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.
- Voltaire

Perfection is attained by slow degrees;
it requires the hand of time.
- Voltaire

Satire lies about literary men while they live and
eulogy lies about them when they die.
- Voltaire

Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her:
but once they are in hand,
he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.
- Voltaire

We are all full of weakness and errors;
let us mutually pardon each other our follies -
it is the first law of nature.
- Voltaire

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.
- Voltaire

We are rarely proud when we are alone.
- Voltaire

We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.
- Voltaire

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

Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so,
too.
- Voltaire

Time, which alone makes the reputation of men,
ends by making their defects respectable.
- Voltaire

Injustice in the end produces independence.
- Voltaire

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
- Voltaire

Every one goes astray, but the least imprudent are
they who repent the soonest.
- Voltaire

He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.
- Voltaire

The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not,
discovers to me his existence.
- Voltaire

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
- Voltaire

I do not agree with what you have to say,
but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.
- Voltaire

In this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral
from time to time to encourage the others.
- Voltaire

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

Friendship is the marriage of the soul,
and this marriage is liable to divorce.
- Voltaire

Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth
than plagues or earthquakes.
- Voltaire

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

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

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

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

The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces,
but Milton sacrificed to the Devil.
- Voltaire

He was a great patriot, a humanitarian,
a loyal friend; provided, of course,
he really is dead.
- Voltaire

The world embarrasses me, and I cannot dream that this
watch exists and has no watchmaker.
- Voltaire

Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue;
they support the laws before destroying them.
- Voltaire

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

The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation
pay all it possibly can pay for the benefit of the other third.
- Voltaire

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

Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage.
I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.
- Voltaire

He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.
- Voltaire

It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind;
it is only by defying it that the brave escape.
- Voltaire

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.
- Voltaire

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.
- Voltaire

Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool.
- Voltaire

Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
- Voltaire

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

I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it,
but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born
to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow.
- Voltaire

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy
the mad daughter of a wise mother.
These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
- Voltaire


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