Voltaire Quotes

242 Voltaire quotes:

"We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved."
"Your destiny is that of a man, and your vows those of a god."
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"You must have the devil in you to succeed in the arts."
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"Animals have these advantages over man: They have no theologians to instruct them, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills."
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"I should stop myself from dying if a good joke or a good idea occurred to me"
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"God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh."
"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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"It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love."
"To a toad, what is beauty? A female with two pop-eyes, a wide mouth, yellow belly and spotted back"
"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well"
"By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property."
"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong"
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"The fate of a nation is often dependent upon the good or bad digestion of a prime minister."
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"Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts"
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"The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force"
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"I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker."
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"The secret of being tiresome is in telling everything."
"Clever tyrants are never punished."
"A fool is a person who guesses and gets it wrong, a clever man is one who guesses, regardless of time period, and gets it right"
"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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