Voltaire Quotes


242 Voltaire quotes:



"Tears are the silent language of grief"
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"Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers."
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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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"No snowflake in an avalanch ever feels responsible."
"To announce truths is an infallible receipt for being persecuted."
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"I was never ruined but twice; once when I lost a lawsuit and once when I won one."
"It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music."
"The history of human opinion is scarcely anything more than the history of human errors."
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"Independence in the end is the fruit of injustice."
"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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"What is madness? To have erroneous perceptions and to reason correctly from them"
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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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"Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures."
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"Work is often the father of pleasure."
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"This poem will never reach its destination. [On Rousseau's Ode To Posterity]"
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"Verses which do not teach men new and moving truths do not deserve to be read."
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"You can never correct your work well until you have forgotten it."
"Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time"



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