Voltaire Quotes


242 Voltaire quotes:



"In every author let us distinguish the man from his works."
"It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere."
"A witty saying proves nothing."
"The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly can pay for the benefit of the other third."
"Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices."
"He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it."
"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd."
"Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause."
"To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth."
"Injustice in the end produces independence."
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"It is said that the present is pregnant with the future."
"Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable."
"All styles are good except the tiresome kind."
"Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers."
"Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die."
"Every one goes astray, but the least imprudent are they who repent the soonest."
"This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it."
"Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from him."
"I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms."
"Do well and you will have no need for ancestors."



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