Quotes of Voltaire

“ The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. ”

- Voltaire

“ It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. ”

- Voltaire

“ Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. ”

- Voltaire

“ I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it. ”

- Voltaire

“ I’ve decided to be happy, because it is good for my health. ”

- Voltaire

“ Best is the enemy of good ”

- Voltaire

“ God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well ”

- Voltaire

“ Best is the enemy of good ”

- Voltaire

“ Best is the enemy of good ”

- Voltaire

“ If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him. ”

- Voltaire

“ Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. ”

- Voltaire

“ The secret of being a bore is to tell everything. ”

- Voltaire

“ The secret of being boring is to say everything. ”

- Voltaire

“ ...the safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death. ”

- Voltaire

“ Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes. ”

- Voltaire

“ Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. ”

- Voltaire

“ Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference. ”

- Voltaire

“ Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes. ”

- Voltaire

“ The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. ”

- Voltaire

“ All sects are different, because they come from men; morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God. ”

- Voltaire

“ I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it. ”

- Voltaire

“ Prejudice is opinion without judgement. ”

- Voltaire

“ Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers. ”

- Voltaire

“ To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered. ”

- Voltaire

“ There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts. ”

- Voltaire

“ Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. ”

- Voltaire

“ Do well and you will have no need for ancestors. ”

- Voltaire

“ Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. ”

- Voltaire

“ Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. ”

- Voltaire

“ To hold a pen is to be at war. ”

- Voltaire
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