Voltaire Quotes

Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Categories: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
it-is-not-love-that-should-be-depicted-as-blind-but-selflove
friendship-is-the-marriage-of-the-soul-and-this-marriage-is-liable-to-divorce
the-art-of-medicine-consists-in-amusing-the-patient-while-nature-cures-the-disease
faith-consists-in-believing-when-it-is-beyond-the-power-of-reason-to-believe
love-is-a-canvas-furnished-by-nature-and-embroidered-by-imagination
common-sense-is-not-so-common
tears-are-the-silent-language-of-grief
to-hold-a-pen-is-to-be-at-war
use-do-not-abuse-neither-abstinence-nor-excess-ever-renders-man-happy
marriage-is-the-only-adventure-open-to-the-cowardly
a-woman-can-keep-one-secret-the-secret-of-her-age
i-know-of-nothing-more-laughable-than-a-doctor-who-does-not-die-of-old-age
every-man-is-a-creature-of-the-age-in-which-he-lives-very-few-are-able-to-raise-themselves-above-the-ideas-of-their-times
i-may-not-agree-with-what-you-have-to-say-but-i-will-defend-to-the-death-your-right-to-say-it
judge-a-man-by-his-questions-rather-than-his-answers
judge-others-by-their-questions-rather-than-by-their-answers
appreciation-is-a-wonderful-thing-it-makes-what-is-excellent-in-others-belong-to-us-as-well
by-appreciation-we-make-excellence-in-others-our-own-property
superstition-is-to-religion-what-astrology-is-to-astronomy-the-mad-daughter-of-a-wise-mother
to-believe-in-god-is-impossible-to-not-believe-in-him-is-absurd
selflove-is-the-instrument-of-our-preservation
pleasure-is-the-object-duty-and-the-goal-of-all-rational-creatures
a-man-loved-by-a-beautiful-woman-will-always-get-out-of-trouble
work-is-often-the-father-of-pleasure
the-punishment-of-criminals-should-be-of-use-when-a-man-is-hanged-he-is-good-for-nothing
the-art-of-medicine-consists-of-amusing-the-patient-while-nature-cures-the-disease
if-there-were-no-god-it-would-have-been-necessary-to-invent-him
how-inexpressible-is-the-meanness-of-being-a-hypocrite-how-horrible-is-it-to-be-a-mischievous-and-malignant-hypocrite
he-must-be-very-ignorant-for-he-answers-every-question-he-is-asked
illusion-is-the-first-of-the-pleasures
originality-is-nothing-by-judicious-imitation-the-most-original-writers-borrowed-one-from-another
to-succeed-in-the-world-it-is-not-enough-to-be-stupid-you-must-also-be-wellmannered
the-ladder-of-success-must-be-set-upon-something-solid-before-you-can-start-to-climb
to-learn-who-rules-over-you-simply-find-out-who-you-are-not-allowed-to-criticize
i-know-of-no-great-men-except-those-who-have-rendered-great-service-to-the-human-race
paradise-was-made-for-tender-hearts-hell-for-loveless-hearts
it-requires-ages-to-destroy-a-popular-opinion
a-yawn-may-not-be-polite-but-at-least-it-is-an-honest-opinion
he-was-a-great-patriot-a-humanitarian-a-loyal-friend-provided-of-course-that-he-really-is-dead
prejudice-is-an-opinion-without-judgment
prejudice-is-the-reason-of-fools
prejudices-are-what-fools-use-for-reason
superstition-sets-the-whole-world-in-flames-philosophy-quenches-them
no-snowflake-in-an-avalanche-ever-feels-responsible
the-comfort-of-the-rich-depends-upon-an-abundant-supply-of-the-poor
when-he-who-hears-does-not-know-what-he-who-speaks-means-and-when-he-who-speaks-does-not-know-what-he-himself-means-that-is-philosophy
it-is-as-impossible-to-translate-poetry-as-it-is-to-translate-music
poetry-is-the-music-of-the-soul-and-above-all-of-great-and-feeling-souls
once-the-people-begin-to-reason-all-is-lost
think-for-yourselves-and-let-others-enjoy-the-privilege-to-do-so-too
thinking-is-the-greatest-torture-in-the-world-for-most-people
tyrants-have-always-some-slight-shade-of-virtue-they-support-the-laws-before-destroying-them
it-is-not-more-surprising-to-be-born-twice-than-once-everything-in-nature-is-resurrection
i-die-adoring-god-loving-my-friends-not-hating-my-enemies-and-detesting-superstition
those-who-can-make-you-believe-absurdities-can-make-you-commit-atrocities
madness-is-to-think-of-too-many-things-in-succession-too-fast-or-of-one-thing-too-exclusively
repose-is-a-good-thing-but-boredom-is-its-brother
work-spares-us-from-three-evils-boredom-vice-and-need
regimen-is-superior-to-medicine-especially-as-from-time-immemorial-out-of-every-hundred-physicians-ninetyeight-are-charlatans
it-is-better-to-risk-saving-a-guilty-person-than-to-condemn-an-innocent-one
it-is-not-inequality-which-is-the-real-misfortune-it-is-dependence
judge-a-person-by-their-questions-rather-than-their-answers
may-god-defend-me-from-my-friends-i-can-defend-myself-from-my-enemies
it-is-one-of-the-superstitions-of-the-human-mind-to-have-imagined-that-virginity-could-be-a-virtue
now-now-my-good-man-this-is-no-time-for-making-enemies
i-disapprove-of-what-you-say-but-i-defend-to-the-death-your-right-to-say-it
i-do-not-agree-with-a-word-that-you-say-but-i-will-defend-to-the-death-your-right-to-say-it
man-is-free-at-the-moment-he-wishes-to-be
all-sects-differ-because-they-come-from-men-morality-is-everywhere-the-same-because-it-comes-from-god
i-advise-you-to-go-on-living-solely-to-enrage-those-who-are-paying-your-annuities-it-is-the-only-pleasure-i-have-left
christianity-is-the-most-ridiculous-the-most-absurd-and-bloody-religion-that-has-ever-infected-the-world
it-is-dangerous-to-be-right-in-matters-on-which-the-established-authorities-are-wrong
inspiration-a-peculiar-effect-of-divine-flatulence-emitted-by-the-holy-spirit-which-hisses-into-the-ears-of-a-few-chosen-of-god
i-have-only-ever-made-one-prayer-to-god-a-very-short-one-o-lord-make-my-enemies-ridiculous-and-god-granted-it
a-witty-saying-proves-nothing
the-only-way-to-comprehend-what-mathematicians-mean-by-infinity-is-to-contemplate-the-extent-of-human-stupidity
when-its-a-question-of-money-everybody-is-of-the-same-religion
in-my-life-i-have-prayed-but-one-prayer-oh-lord-make-my-enemies-ridiculous-and-god-granted-it
men-are-equal-it-is-not-birth-but-virtue-that-makes-the-difference
all-the-citizens-of-a-state-cannot-be-equally-powerful-but-they-may-be-equally-free
it-is-not-enough-to-conquer-one-must-learn-to-seduce
behind-every-successful-man-stands-a-surprised-motherinlaw
such-then-is-the-human-condition-that-to-wish-greatness-for-ones-country-is-to-wish-harm-to-ones-neighbors
the-man-who-ventures-to-write-contemporary-history-must-expect-to-be-attacked-both-for-everything-he-has-said-and-everything-he-has-not-said
all-the-known-world-excepting-only-savage-nations-is-governed-by-books
i-know-many-books-which-have-bored-their-readers-but-i-know-of-none-which-has-done-real-evil
i-keep-to-old-books-for-they-teach-me-something-from-the-new-i-learn-very-little
it-is-with-books-as-with-men-a-very-small-number-play-a-great-part-the-rest-are-lost-in-the-multitude
it-is-far-better-to-be-silent-than-merely-to-increase-the-quantity-of-bad-books
only-your-friends-steal-your-books
the-history-of-human-opinion-is-scarcely-anything-more-than-the-history-of-human-errors
history-is-no-more-than-the-portrayal-of-crimes-and-misfortunes
history-is-fables-agreed-upon
it-is-dangerous-to-be-right-when-the-government-is-wrong
in-general-the-art-of-government-consists-in-taking-as-much-money-as-possible-from-one-party-of-the-citizens-to-give-to-the-other
a-long-dispute-means-both-parties-are-wrong
weakness-on-both-sides-is-as-we-know-the-motto-of-all-quarrels
providence-has-given-us-hope-and-sleep-as-a-compensation-for-the-many-cares-of-life