Voltaire Quotes

242 Voltaire quotes:

"Prejudice is the reason of fools"
"Prejudices are what fools use for reason."
"He who thinks himself wise, O heavens! is a great fool"
"Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool."
"May God defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies."
"History is nothing but a pack of tricks that we play upon the dead."
"God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best"
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"True greatness consists in the use of a powerful understanding to enlighten oneself and others"
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"The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us."
"Ice-cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn't illegal."
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"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be."
"We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongues, at our peril, risk and hazard."
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"Liberty, then, about which so many volumes have been written is, when accurately defined, only the power of acting."
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"The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force."
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"Men appear to prefer to ruin one another's fortunes, and to cut each other's throats over a few miserable villages, than to extend the means of human happiness"
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"The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice."
"Froth at the top, dregs at bottom, but the middle excellent."
"Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes."
"The multitude of books is making us ignorant."
"What then do you call your soul? What idea have you of it? You cannot of yourselves, without revelation, admit the existence within you of anything but a power unknown to you of feeling and thinking."

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