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Voltaire Quote: “Give me a few minutes to talk away my face and I can seduce the Queen of France.”

Give me a few minutes to talk away my face and I can seduce the Queen of France.

— Voltaire



Voltaire Quote: “It is love; love, the comfort of the human species, the preserver of the universe, the soul of all sentient beings, love, tender love.”

It is love; love, the comfort of the human species, the preserver of the universe, the soul of all sentient beings, love, tender love.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Providence has given us hope and sleep as a compensation for the many cares of life.”

Providence has given us hope and sleep as a compensation for the many cares of life.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Life is bristling with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to cultivate one’s garden.”

Life is bristling with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to cultivate one’s garden.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it.”

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

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “The passions are the winds which fill the sails of the vessel; they sink it at times, but without them it would be impossible to make way.”

The passions are the winds which fill the sails of the vessel; they sink it at times, but without them it would be impossible to make way.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.”

Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Shakespeare is a drunken savage with some imagination whose plays please only in London and Canada.”

Shakespeare is a drunken savage with some imagination whose plays please only in London and Canada.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Democracy is just a filler for textbooks! Do you actually believe that public opinion influences the government?”

Democracy is just a filler for textbooks! Do you actually believe that public opinion influences the government?

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “I was never ruined but twice: once when I lost a lawsuit, and once when I won one.”

I was never ruined but twice: once when I lost a lawsuit, and once when I won one.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls.”

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

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “You write your name in the snow Yet say nothing.”

You write your name in the snow Yet say nothing.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Indolence is sweet, and its consequences bitter.”

Indolence is sweet, and its consequences bitter.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “We are rarely proud when we are alone.”

We are rarely proud when we are alone.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “To caress the serpent that devours us, until it has eaten away our heart.”

To caress the serpent that devours us, until it has eaten away our heart.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Discord is the great ill of mankind; and tolerance is the only remedy for it.”

Discord is the great ill of mankind; and tolerance is the only remedy for it.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Almost all life depends on probabilities.”

Almost all life depends on probabilities.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.”

By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “It is not a mistress I have lost but half of myself, a soul for which my soul seems to have been made.”

It is not a mistress I have lost but half of myself, a soul for which my soul seems to have been made.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.”

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

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Christianity is the most ridiculous, the most absurd and bloody religion that has ever infected the world.”

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

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “If we would destroy the Christian religion, we must first of all destroy man’s belief in the Bible.”

If we would destroy the Christian religion, we must first of all destroy man’s belief in the Bible.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.”

Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Whatever you do, trample down abuses, and love those who love you. Different translation: Whatever you do, crush the infamous thing superstition, and love those who love you.”

Whatever you do, trample down abuses, and love those who love you. Different translation: Whatever you do, crush the infamous thing superstition, and love those who love you.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “A little evil is often necessary for obtaining a great good.”

A little evil is often necessary for obtaining a great good.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “True power and true politeness are above vanity.”

True power and true politeness are above vanity.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “What is madness? To have erroneous perceptions and to reason correctly from them.”

What is madness? To have erroneous perceptions and to reason correctly from them.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “In this country we find it pays to shoot an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.”

In this country we find it pays to shoot an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Sometimes we are less unhappy in being deceived by those we love, than in being undeceived by them.”

Sometimes we are less unhappy in being deceived by those we love, than in being undeceived by them.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “God is always on the side of the heaviest battalions.”

God is always on the side of the heaviest battalions.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “The effervescence of this fresh wine reveals the true brilliance of the French people.”

The effervescence of this fresh wine reveals the true brilliance of the French people.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.”

Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “In the matter of taxation, every privilege is an injustice.”

In the matter of taxation, every privilege is an injustice.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “The more you know, the less sure you are.”

The more you know, the less sure you are.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches. Alice Roosevelt Longworth Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.”

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches. Alice Roosevelt Longworth Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Martin in particular concluded that man was born to live either in the convulsions of misery, or in the lethargy of boredom.”

Martin in particular concluded that man was born to live either in the convulsions of misery, or in the lethargy of boredom.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “To believe in God is impossible not to believe in Him is absurd.”

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

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.”

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Which is more dangerous: fanaticism or atheism? Fanaticism is certainly a thousand times more deadly; for atheism inspires no bloody passion whereas fanaticism does; atheism is opposed to crime and fanaticism causes crimes to be committed.”

Which is more dangerous: fanaticism or atheism? Fanaticism is certainly a thousand times more deadly; for atheism inspires no bloody passion whereas fanaticism does; atheism is opposed to crime and fanaticism causes crimes to be committed.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “What is called happiness is an abstract idea, composed of various ideas of pleasure; for he who has but a moment of pleasure is not a happy man, in like manner that a moment of grief constitutes not a miserable one.”

What is called happiness is an abstract idea, composed of various ideas of pleasure; for he who has but a moment of pleasure is not a happy man, in like manner that a moment of grief constitutes not a miserable one.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Men will commit atrocities as long as they believe absurdities.”

Men will commit atrocities as long as they believe absurdities.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “I know of no great men except those who have rendered great service to the human race.”

I know of no great men except those who have rendered great service to the human race.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Opinions have caused more ills than the plague or earthquakes on this little globe of ours.”

Opinions have caused more ills than the plague or earthquakes on this little globe of ours.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “All sects are different, because they come from men; morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God.”

All sects are different, because they come from men; morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Now is not the time for making new enemies.”

Now is not the time for making new enemies.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age.”

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

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “We all look for happiness, but without knowing where to find it: like drunkards who look for their house, knowing dimly that they have one.”

We all look for happiness, but without knowing where to find it: like drunkards who look for their house, knowing dimly that they have one.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “All the arts are brothers; each one is a light to the others.”

All the arts are brothers; each one is a light to the others.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “How I like the boldness of the English, how I like the people who say what they think!”

How I like the boldness of the English, how I like the people who say what they think!

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “The public is a ferocious beast; one must either chain it or flee from it.”

The public is a ferocious beast; one must either chain it or flee from it.

— Voltaire

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