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114 Famous Quotes by Voltaire
11/21/1694 - 5/30/1778
Also Known As:  
Francois-Marie Arouet     Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire     Francois Voltaire
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It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.

Government Quotes, by Voltaire

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Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need

Boredom Quotes, by Voltaire

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Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers

Curiosity Quotes, by Voltaire

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All the citizens of a state cannot be equally powerful, but they may be equally free

Equality Quotes, by Voltaire

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Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time

Perfection Quotes, by Voltaire

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Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls.

Poetry Quotes, by Voltaire

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Prejudices are what fools use for reason.

Prejudice Quotes, by Voltaire

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Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them

Tyranny Quotes, by Voltaire

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Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults of those beloved. He has wings, he comes quickly and flies away the same.

Romance Quotes, by Voltaire

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Prejudices are what fools use for reason.

Prejudice Quotes, by Voltaire

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Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers

Judgement Quotes, by Voltaire

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Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well

Appreciation Quotes, by Voltaire

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He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend - provided, of course, that he really is dead.

Death Quotes, by Voltaire

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I do not agree with a word that you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it

Death and dying Quotes, by Voltaire

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Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.

Enemies Quotes, by Voltaire

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God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.

Laughter Quotes, by Voltaire

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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

Medicine Quotes, by Voltaire

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The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.

Stupidity Quotes, by Voltaire

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He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked

Ignorance Quotes, by Voltaire

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Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy: the mad daughter of a wise mother

Astrology Quotes, by Voltaire

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Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers.

Curiosity Quotes, by Voltaire

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If there were no God, it would have been necessary to invent him.

God Quotes, by Voltaire

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Fear follows crime, and is its punishment

Punishment Quotes, by Voltaire

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A long dispute means both parties are wrong

Quarrels Quotes, by Voltaire

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Common sense is not so common.

Common sense Quotes, by Voltaire

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