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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    He who doesn't have the spirit of his time, has all its misery.
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    History is just the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes.
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    History is nothing but a pack of tricks that we play upon the dead.
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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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    I know of no great man except those who have rendered great services to the human race.
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    I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age.
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    I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.
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    I was never ruined but twice; once when I lost a lawsuit and once when I won one.
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    If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
    Original: 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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    If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new.
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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.