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Voltaire Quotes

242 Voltaire quotes:

"True greatness consists in the use of a powerful understanding to enlighten oneself and others"
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"Tears are the silent language of grief"
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"We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest."
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"Common sense is not so common."
"What is madness? To have erroneous perceptions and to reason correctly from them"
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"Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly."
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"Philosopher: A lover of wisdom, which is to say, Truth"
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"The punishment of criminals should serve a purpose. When a man is hanged he is useless."
"There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts"
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"When he who hears does not know what he who speaks means, and when he who speaks does not know what he himself means, that is philosophy"
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"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be."
"I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow."
"We cannot wish for that we know not."
"It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one."
"No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking."
"Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel."
"Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another."
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"Everything's fine today, that is our illusion."
"Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us."
"The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces, but Milton sacrificed to the Devil."

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