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Voltaire Quotes

Page 7 of 9
November 21, 1694 - May 30, 1778
Nationality: French
Category: Writer
Subcategory: French Writer

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


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


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


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.


Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?


He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.


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.


This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it.


We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.


Society therefore is an ancient as the world.


One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.


If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent him.


Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.


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


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


I have only ever made one prayer to God, a very short one: O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.


Common sense is not so common.


The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice.


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


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.


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