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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    It is only through timidity that states are lost.
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    Let us work without theorizing, 'Tis the only way to make life endurable.
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    Liberty, then, about which so many volumes have been written is, when accurately defined, only the power of acting.
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    Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
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    Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
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    Many are destined to reason wrongly; others, not to reason at all; and others, to persecute those who do reason.
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    Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.
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    May God defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies.
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    Men argue, nature acts.
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    Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from him.
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    Men who are occupied in the restoration of health to other men, by the joint exertion of skill and humanity, are above all the great of the earth. They even partake of divinity, since to preserve and renew is almost as noble as to create.
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    My life is a battle.
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    My prayer to God is a very short one: ''O Lord, make my enemies look ridiculous!'' God has granted it.
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    No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.
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    One of the chief misfortunes of honest people is that they are cowardly.