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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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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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The punishment of criminals should be of use; when a man is hanged he is good for nothing

Crime Quotes, by Voltaire

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Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.

Love Quotes, by Voltaire

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Only your friends steal your books

Books Quotes, by Voltaire

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

Judgement Quotes, by Voltaire

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

Religion Quotes, by Voltaire

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Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too

Thinking Quotes, by Voltaire

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I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow.

Act Quotes, by Voltaire

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Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly

Adventure Quotes, by Voltaire

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

Astronomy Quotes, by Voltaire

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To believe in God is impossible - to not believe in Him is absurd

Atheism Quotes, by Voltaire

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I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow.

Carpe diem Quotes, by Voltaire

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If God did not exist it would be necessary to invent Him. But all nature cries aloud that He does exist.

Children Quotes, by Voltaire

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Christianity is the most ridiculous, the most absurd, and bloody religion that has ever infected the world

Christianity Quotes, by Voltaire

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Of all religions, Christianity is without a doubt the one that should inspire tolerance most, although, up to now, the Christians have been the most intolerant of all men

Christianity Quotes, by Voltaire

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Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense

Common sense 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

Doctors Quotes, by Voltaire

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The best is the enemy of the good.

Doing your best Quotes, by Voltaire

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Doubt is uncomfortable, certainty is ridiculous.

Doubt Quotes, by Voltaire

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Prejudices are what fools use for reason.

Fool Quotes, by Voltaire

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Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.

Freedom Quotes, by Voltaire

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Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers

Free will Quotes, by Voltaire

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Tears are the silent language of grief

Grief Quotes, by Voltaire

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