Voltaire Quotes


242 Voltaire quotes:



"Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too"
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"A long dispute means that both parties are wrong"
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"Men argue, nature acts."
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"Weakness on both sides is, the motto of all quarrels."
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"Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one."
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"Doubt is uncomfortable, certainty is ridiculous."
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"Doubt is not a pleasant mental state, but certainty is a ridiculous one."
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"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd"
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"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game."
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"It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions."
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"The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence."
"It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part, the rest are lost in the multitude"
"The 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."
"It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad books."
"All the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books."
"I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which has done real evil"
"All kinds are good except the kind that bores you."
"It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection"
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"I believe that there never was a creator of a philosophical system who did not confess at the end of his life that he had wasted his time. It must be admitted that the inventors of the mechanical arts have been much more useful to men that the inventors of syllogisms. He who imagined a ship towers considerably above him who imagined innate ideas."
"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."



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