Voltaire Quotes

242 Voltaire quotes:

"What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy."
"Common sense is not so common."
"Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination."
"Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe."
"Every man is the creature of the age in which he lives; very few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time."
"The United States has subcontracted Brazil for security and Canada for economic development. But they're all reporting to Washington. The final decisions are made there,"
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"Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing."
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"If we do not find anything pleasant, at least we shall find something new"
Author: Voltaire Quotes Category: Discovery Quotes
"I was never ruined but twice - once when I lost a lawsuit, once when I won one"
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"We never live; we are always in the expectation of living."
"Regimen is superior to medicine, especially as, from time immemorial, out of every hundred physicians, ninety-eight are charlatans"
Author: Voltaire Quotes Category: Faith Quotes
"Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce."
Author: Voltaire Quotes Category: French Writer Quotes Couples Quotes
"Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world."
"History is no more than the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes"
"It is only through timidity that states are lost."
Author: Voltaire Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"He who dies before many witnesses always does so with courage."
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"One of the chief misfortunes of honest people is that they are cowardly."
"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."
"All men have equal rights to liberty, to their property, and to the protection of the laws"
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"All people are equal, it is not birth, it is virtue alone that makes the difference."
Author: Voltaire Quotes Category: Equality Quotes

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