Voltaire Quotes

Top 100 wise famous quotes and sayings by Voltaire

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Voltaire quotes: Love truth, and pardon error. Love truth, and pardon error.
Voltaire quotes: Every beauty, when out of it's place, is a beauty no longer. Every beauty, when out of it's place, is a beauty no longer.
Voltaire quotes: The only way to make men speak well of us is to do it. The only way to make men speak well of us is to do it.
Voltaire quotes: To make a vow for life is to make oneself a slave. To make a vow for life is to make oneself a slave.
Voltaire quotes: One feels like crawling on all fours after reading your work. One feels like crawling on all fours after reading your work.
Voltaire quotes: The right to free speech is more important than the content of the speech. The right to free speech is more important than the content of the speech.
Voltaire quotes: I have wanted to kill myself a million times, but somehow I am still in love with life. I have wanted to kill myself a million times,
but somehow I am still in love with life.
Voltaire quotes: Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position. But certainty is an absurd one. Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position. But certainty is an absurd one.
Voltaire quotes: The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing. The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Voltaire quotes: History is the lie commonly agreed upon. History is the lie commonly agreed upon.
Voltaire quotes: The prudent man does himself good; the virtuous one does it to other men. The prudent man does himself good; the virtuous one does it to other men.
Voltaire quotes: Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference. Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.
Voltaire quotes: To achieve a goal, a dream, a wish, you must plan it out for success! To achieve a goal, a dream, a wish, you must plan it out for success!
Voltaire quotes: The most genuine and efficacious charity is that which greases the paws of the priests; such charity covers a multitude of sins. The most genuine and efficacious charity is that which greases the paws of the priests; such charity covers a multitude of sins.
Voltaire quotes: What a pessimist you are!" exclaimed Candide."That is because I know what life is," said Martin. What a pessimist you are!" exclaimed Candide.
"That is because I know what life is," said Martin.
Voltaire quotes: Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers. Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.
Voltaire quotes: Every evil begets some good. Every evil begets some good.
Voltaire quotes: It is not a mistress I have lost but half of myself, a soul for which my soul seems to have been made. It is not a mistress I have lost but half of myself, a soul for which my soul seems to have been made.
Voltaire quotes: Theology is to religion what poisons are to food Theology is to religion what poisons are to food
Voltaire quotes: A woman can keep one secret the secret of her age. A woman can keep one secret the secret of her age.
Voltaire quotes: History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes. History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.
Voltaire quotes: God prefers bad verses recited with a pure heart to the finest verses chanted by the wicked. God prefers bad verses recited with a pure heart to the finest verses chanted by the wicked.
Voltaire quotes: This thought has met with the fate of many other useful projects, of being applauded and neglected. This thought has met with the fate of many other useful projects, of being applauded and neglected.
Voltaire quotes: I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker. I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker.
Voltaire quotes: I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write. I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write.
Voltaire quotes: I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities. It is the only pleasure I have left. I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities. It is the only pleasure I have left.
Voltaire quotes: There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times. There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
Voltaire quotes: These marranos go wherever there is money to be made. These marranos go wherever there is money to be made.
Voltaire quotes: In France every man is either an anvil or a hammer; he is a beater or must be beaten. In France every man is either an anvil or a hammer; he is a beater or must be beaten.
Voltaire quotes: It is not the answers you give, but the questions you ask. It is not the answers you give, but the questions you ask.
Voltaire quotes: History should be written as philosophy. History should be written as philosophy.
Voltaire quotes: Thought depends absolutely on the stomach, but in spite of that, those who have the best stomachs are not the best thinkers. Thought depends absolutely on the stomach, but in spite of that, those who have the best stomachs are not the best thinkers.
Voltaire quotes: The effervescence of this fresh wine reveals the true brilliance of the French people. The effervescence of this fresh wine reveals the true brilliance of the French people.
Voltaire quotes: It is the triumph of superior reason to live with folks who don't have any. It is the triumph of superior reason to live with folks who don't have any.
Voltaire quotes: Optimism," said Cacambo, "What is that?" "Alas!" replied Candide, "It is the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst. Optimism," said Cacambo, "What is that?" "Alas!" replied Candide, "It is the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst.
Voltaire quotes: Life is bristling with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to cultivate one's garden. Life is bristling with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to cultivate one's garden.
Voltaire quotes: My dear young lady, when you are in love, and jealous, and have been flogged by the Inquisition, there's no knowing what you may do. My dear young lady, when you are in love, and jealous, and have been flogged by the Inquisition, there's no knowing what you may do.
Voltaire quotes: Liberty, then, about which so many volumes have been written is, when accurately defined, only the power of acting. Liberty, then, about which so many volumes have been written is, when accurately defined, only the power of acting.
Voltaire quotes: We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly. We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.
Voltaire quotes: He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked. He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.
Voltaire quotes: It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
Voltaire quotes: The only reward to be expected from literature is contempt if one fails and hatred if one succeeds. The only reward to be expected from literature is contempt if one fails and hatred if one succeeds.
Voltaire quotes: Perfect is the enemy of good. Perfect is the enemy of good.
Voltaire quotes: Love has various lodgings; the same word does not always signify the same thing. Love has various lodgings; the same word does not always signify the same thing.
Voltaire quotes: History is a collection of agreed upon lies. History is a collection of agreed upon lies.
Voltaire quotes: But whether he be, or whether he be not, I want bread. But whether he be, or whether he be not, I want bread.
Voltaire quotes: I also know that we should cultivate our gardens. I also know that we should cultivate our gardens.
Voltaire quotes: Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road. Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.
Voltaire quotes: The ear is the avenue to the heart. The ear is the avenue to the heart.
Voltaire quotes: Those who can be made to believe absurdities can be made to commit atrocities. Those who can be made to believe absurdities can be made to commit atrocities.
Voltaire quotes: Love truth, but pardon error. Love truth, but pardon error.
Voltaire quotes: History contains little beyond a list of people who have accommodate themselves with other people's property. History contains little beyond a list of people who have accommodate themselves with other people's property.
Voltaire quotes: To announce truths is an infallible receipt for being persecuted. To announce truths is an infallible receipt for being persecuted.
Voltaire quotes: Work is often the father of pleasure. Work is often the father of pleasure.
Voltaire quotes: The instinct of a man is to pursue everything that flies from him, and to fly from all that pursue him. The instinct of a man is to pursue everything that flies from him, and to fly from all that pursue him.