Who is Voltaire?

Voltaire was the pen name of the French witty Enlightenment writer and philosopher born as François-Marie Arouet.

Books by Voltaire

Quotes by Voltaire

“A witty saying proves nothing.”

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“All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds.”

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“All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.”

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

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“Common sense is not so common.”

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“Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives and few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time.”

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“Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.”

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“History never repeats itself. Man always does.”

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

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

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“It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.”

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“It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.”

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

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“Love truth, and pardon error.”

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

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“Prejudices are what fools use for reason.”

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“Regimen is superior to medicine.”

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

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

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

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“There is no God, but don’t tell that to my servant, lest he murder me at night.”

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“To hold a pen is to be at war.”

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“When there is only one religion, tyranny rules; when there are two, religious war reigns; when there are many, liberty comes.”

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