108 RESULTS FOR: Voltaire
It is new fancy rathert than taste which produces so many new fashions.
VoltaireAll men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.
VoltaireIf God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
VoltaireMan is free at the moment he wishes to be.
Voltaire'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.'
VoltaireWe are rarely proud when we are alone.
VoltaireA witty saying proves nothing.
VoltaireGod is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
Voltaire...the safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
VoltaireEvery man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.
VoltaireAll sects are different, because they come from men morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God.
VoltaireI have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.
VoltaireAppreciation is a wonderful thing It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
VoltaireDoubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one.
VoltaireAnything too stupid to be said is sung.
VoltairePrejudice is opinion without judgement.
VoltaireMen are equal it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.
VoltaireMarriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.
VoltaireRegimen is superior to medicine.
VoltaireLove truth, and pardon error.
VoltaireJudge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
VoltaireIndeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
VoltaireIt is forbidden to kill therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
VoltaireIt is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
VoltaireUse, do not abuse neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
VoltaireThe multitude of books is making us ignorant.
VoltaireThere is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable.
VoltaireThe way to become boring is to say everything.
VoltaireWork saves us from three great evils boredom, vice and need.
VoltaireTo succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.
VoltaireYou despise books you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
VoltaireThe art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
VoltaireThose who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
VoltaireI may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it.
VoltaireThe secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
VoltaireThe man who leaves money to charity in his will is only giving away what no longer belongs to him.
VoltaireWhen we hear news we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.
VoltaireThis agglomeration which was called and which still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire.
VoltaireThe secret of being boring is to say everything.
VoltaireThere are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireSuperstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireWhat most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireI know of no great men except those who have rendered great service to the human race.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireThe wicked can have only accomplices, the voluptuous have companions in debauchery, self-seekers have associates, the politic assemble the factions, the typical idler has connections, princes have courtiers. Only the virtuous have friends.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireIf God did not exist it would be necessary to invent Him. But all nature cries aloud that He does exist that there is a supreme intelligence, an immense power, an admirable order, and everything teaches us our own dependence on it.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireA multitude of laws in a country is like a great number of physicians, a sign of weakness and malady.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireThe great consolation in life is to say what one thinks.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireOriginality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireNeedless to say since Christ's expiation not one single Christian has been known to sin, or die.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireOf all religions, Christianity is without a doubt the one that should inspire tolerance most, although, up to now, the Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireHistory is fables agreed upon.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireThe instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireLove truth but pardon error.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireI have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireA witty saying proves nothing.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireDans ce pays-ci il est bon de tuer de temps en temps un amiral pour encourager les autres. (In this country England it is thought well to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others. from Candide)
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireLove truth, but pardon error.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltairePhilosopher A lover of wisdom, which is to say, Truth.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireOne great use of words is to hide our thoughts.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireWhen its a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireAll is for the best in the best of all possible worlds.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireAs long as people believe in absurdities, they will continue to commit atrocities.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireRight now I think censorship is necessary the things they're doing and saying in films right now just shouldn't be allowed. There's no dignity anymore and I think that's very important.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireLaughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireThe progress of the rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireIt is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireThere has never been a perfect government, because men have passions and if they did not have passions, there would be no need for government.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireDoubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireReally, to stop criticism, they say, one must die.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireWhen we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltairePeople have declaimed against luxury for 2000 years, in verse and in prose, and people have always delighted in it.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireGod is a comic playing to an audience that's afraid to laugh.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireThe public is a ferocious beast -- one must either chain it up or flee from it.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireNo problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireThe secret of being boring is to tell everything.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireIt is not enough to conquer one must learn to seduce.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireTo succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireTo hold a pen is to be at war.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireDo well and you will have no need for ancestors.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireI do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireIf this world were what it seems it should be, it is clear that it would be impossible for one man to enslave another.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireDoubt is uncomfortable, certainty is ridiculous.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireChange everything except your loves.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireIt is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireLove is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireDoubt is not a pleasant state of mind, but certainty is absurd.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireNow, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireAnything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireBetter is the enemy of good.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireOnly now did I become throughly acquainted with the seducer of our people. It is not the inequality which is the real misfortune, it is the dependance.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireHistory is little else than a picture of human crimes and misfortunes.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireJudge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireIt is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireHamlet is a course and barbarous play. One might think the work is the product of a drunken savage's imagination.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireThe superfluous is very necessary.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireMen use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireThe first who was king was a fortunate soldier Who serves his country well has no need of ancestors.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireIn this country England it is well to kill from time to time an admiral to encourage the others.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireIt is not known precisely where angels dwell-whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireIf there were no God, it would be necessary to invent him.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireI may not believe in what you say, but I will die for your right to do so.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireIndeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireIf we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireIt is said that God is always on the side of the heaviest battalions.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireNothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireEvery man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireLe sens commun n'est pas si commun (Common sense is not so common)
Francois Marie Arouet VoltaireThe longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
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