Quotes by French Writer Voltaire



Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. Voltaire

To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire

It is said that the present is pregnant with the future. Voltaire

Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes. Voltaire

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

It is proved...that things cannot be other than they are, for since everything was made for a purpose, it follows that everything is made for the best purpose. Voltaire

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth. Voltaire

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. Voltaire

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. Voltaire
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God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. Voltaire

L'homme est libre au moment qu'il veut l'être. Voltaire

Better is the enemy of good. Voltaire

It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one. Voltaire

In this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others. Voltaire

Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors. Voltaire

Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another. Voltaire

To hold a pen is to be at war. Voltaire

My life is a struggle. Voltaire

I hate women because they always know where things are. Voltaire

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


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