Voltaire Quotes


242 Voltaire quotes:



"It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it."
"All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God."
"In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another."
"The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in."
"My life is a struggle."
"You see many stars at night in the sky but find them not when the sun rises; can you say that there are no stars in the heaven of day? So, O man! because you behold not God in the days of your ignorance, say not that there is no God."
"To believe in God is impossible not to believe in Him is absurd."
"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong."
"He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked."
"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well."
"God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best."
"In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation."
"Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors."
"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers."
"All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women."
"An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination."
"As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities."
"Better is the enemy of good."
"Business is the salt of life."
"Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do."



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