Voltaire

Voltaire

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

Lived from: 1694-1778

Category: Philosophers | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Voltaire

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    Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers.
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    We are rarely proud when we are alone.
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    Work is often the father of pleasure.
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    'That is indisputable,' was the answer, 'but in this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.'
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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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    All people are equal, it is not birth, it is virtue alone that makes the difference.
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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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    Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
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    As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
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    By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
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    Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
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