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Voltaire Quotes

"When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion." ~ Voltaire


"Common sense is not so common." ~ Voltaire


"Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense." ~ Voltaire


"The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reason." ~ Voltaire


"The perfect is the enemy of the good." ~ Voltaire


"Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe." ~ Voltaire



"Prejudices are what fools use for reason." ~ Voltaire


"He who doesn't have the spirit of his time, has all its misery." ~ Voltaire


"We never live; we are always in the expectation of living." ~ Voltaire


"The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease." ~ Voltaire


"Originality is nothing but judicious plagiarism." ~ Voltaire


"I was never ruined but twice; once when I lost a lawsuit and once when I won one." ~ Voltaire


"Four thousand volumes of metaphysics will not teach us what the soul is." ~ Voltaire


"God is always on the side of the heaviest battalions." ~ Voltaire


"Men argue, nature acts." ~ Voltaire


"Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers." ~ Voltaire


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Voltaire Quotes

"In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. "~ Voltaire, 1764


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


"Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world." ~ Voltaire


"If you want good laws, burn those you have and make new ones." ~ Voltaire


"I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker." ~ Voltaire


"If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him." ~ Voltaire


"Independence in the end is the fruit of injustice." ~ Voltaire


"The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination." ~ Voltaire


"Perfection is attained by slow degrees; she requires the hand of time." ~ Voltaire


"I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age." ~ Voltaire


"The Pope is an idol whose hands are tied and whose feet are kissed." ~ Voltaire


"Doubt is not a pleasant mental state, but certainty is a ridiculous one." ~ Voltaire


"A long dispute means that both parties are wrong." ~ Voltaire


"The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it." ~ Voltaire


"In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation." ~ Voltaire


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"Present opportunities are not to be neglected; they rarely visit us twice." ~ Voltaire


"I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it." ~ Voltaire


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"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." ~ Voltaire


"Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing." ~ Voltaire


"My prayer to God is a very short one: ''O Lord, make my enemies look ridiculous!'' God has granted it." ~ Voltaire


"Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers." ~ Voltaire


"All people are equal, it is not birth, it is virtue alone that makes the difference." ~ Voltaire


"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong." ~ Voltaire


"Truth is a fruit which should not be plucked until it is ripe." ~ Voltaire


"In my life, I have prayed but one prayer: oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it." ~ Voltaire



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