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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    Common sense is not so common.
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    Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.
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    Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.
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    Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.
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    Every abuse ought to be reformed, unless the reform is more dangerous than the abuse itself.
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    Every man is the creature of the age in which he lives; very few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time.
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    Exaggeration is the inseparable companion of greatness.
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    Four thousand volumes of metaphysics will not teach us what the soul is.
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    God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
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    God is always on the side of the heaviest battalions.
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    God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best.
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    Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.
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    He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.
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    He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.
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    He who dies before many witnesses always does so with courage.