Quotes by Voltaire

Voltaire

Voltaire

French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet)

Alive from: 1694-1778

Category: Philosophers | Writers (Contemporary)

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    Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers.
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    The world embarrasses me, and I cannot dream that this watch exists and has no watchmaker.
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    A long dispute means that both parties are wrong
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    A witty saying proves nothing.
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    All kinds are good except the kind that bores you.
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    All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.
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    Animals have these advantages over man: They have no theologians to instruct them, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.
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    Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.
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    How I like the boldness of the English, how I like the people who say what they think!
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    I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities. It is the only pleasure I have left.
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    I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
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    If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
    Origineel: Si Dieu n'existait pas, il faudrait l'inventer."
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    If there were only one religion in England there would be danger of despotism, if there were two, they would cut each other's throats, but there are thirty, and they live in peace and happiness.
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    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.
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    In my life, I have prayed but one prayer: oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
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