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Voltaire Quote: “The Bible. That is what fools have written, what imbeciles commend, what rogues teach and young children are made to learn by heart.”

The Bible. That is what fools have written, what imbeciles commend, what rogues teach and young children are made to learn by heart.

— Voltaire



Voltaire Quote: “Minds differ still more than faces.”

Minds differ still more than faces.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Fear follows crime and is its punishment.”

Fear follows crime and is its punishment.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “The first clergyman was the first rascal who met the first fool.”

The first clergyman was the first rascal who met the first fool.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “The road to the heart is the ear.”

The road to the heart is the ear.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “If you want to kill Christianity you must abolish Sunday.”

If you want to kill Christianity you must abolish Sunday.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “I hold firmly to my original views. After all I am a philosopher.”

I hold firmly to my original views. After all I am a philosopher.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “When a man is in love, jealous, and just whipped by the Inquisition, he is no longer himself.”

When a man is in love, jealous, and just whipped by the Inquisition, he is no longer himself.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.”

One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “The man visited by ecstasies and visions, who takes dreams for realities is an enthusiast; the man who supports his madness with murder is a fanatic.”

The man visited by ecstasies and visions, who takes dreams for realities is an enthusiast; the man who supports his madness with murder is a fanatic.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “How inexpressible is the meanness of being a hypocrite! how horrible is it to be a mischievous and malignant hypocrite.”

How inexpressible is the meanness of being a hypocrite! how horrible is it to be a mischievous and malignant hypocrite.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Beware of the words “internal security,” for they are the eternal cry of the oppressor.”

Beware of the words “internal security,” for they are the eternal cry of the oppressor.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.”

All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “It is not inequality which is the real misfortune, it is dependence.”

It is not inequality which is the real misfortune, it is dependence.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “A man loved by a beautiful woman will always get out of trouble.”

A man loved by a beautiful woman will always get out of trouble.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Sensual pleasure passes and vanishes, but the friendship between us, the mutual confidence, the delight of the heart, the enchantment of the soul, these things do not perish and can never be destroyed.”

Sensual pleasure passes and vanishes, but the friendship between us, the mutual confidence, the delight of the heart, the enchantment of the soul, these things do not perish and can never be destroyed.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved.”

We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “I serve your Beaune to my friends, but your Volnay I keep for myself.”

I serve your Beaune to my friends, but your Volnay I keep for myself.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Come! you presence will either give me life or kill me with pleasure.”

Come! you presence will either give me life or kill me with pleasure.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “History contains little beyond a list of people who have accommodate themselves with other people’s property.”

History contains little beyond a list of people who have accommodate themselves with other people’s property.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “A good imitation is the most perfect originality.”

A good imitation is the most perfect originality.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Pleasure has its time; so too, has wisdom. Make love in thy youth, and in old age attend to thy salvation.”

Pleasure has its time; so too, has wisdom. Make love in thy youth, and in old age attend to thy salvation.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “He who is involved in ecstasies and visions, who takes dreams for reality, and his own imagination for prophesy, is a fanatical novice of great hope and promise, and will soon advance to the higher stage and kill men for the love of God.”

He who is involved in ecstasies and visions, who takes dreams for reality, and his own imagination for prophesy, is a fanatical novice of great hope and promise, and will soon advance to the higher stage and kill men for the love of God.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “The pursuit of pleasure must be the goal of every rational person.”

The pursuit of pleasure must be the goal of every rational person.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “The greatest consolation in life is to say what one thinks.”

The greatest consolation in life is to say what one thinks.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Everything can be borne except contempt.”

Everything can be borne except contempt.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.”

I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “The worthy administrators of justice are like a cat set to take care of a cheese, lest it should be gnawed by the mice. One bite of the cat does more damage to the cheese than twenty mice can do.”

The worthy administrators of justice are like a cat set to take care of a cheese, lest it should be gnawed by the mice. One bite of the cat does more damage to the cheese than twenty mice can do.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “My life’s dream has been a perpetual nightmare.”

My life’s dream has been a perpetual nightmare.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “No opinion is worth burning your neighbor for.”

No opinion is worth burning your neighbor for.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Villains are undone by what is worst in them, heroes by what is best.”

Villains are undone by what is worst in them, heroes by what is best.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “The interest I have to believe a thing is no proof that such a thing exists.”

The interest I have to believe a thing is no proof that such a thing exists.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “The Jews have always been waiting for a Messiah, but their Messiah is for them only, not for us, a Messiah ho will give them mastery over the Christians.”

The Jews have always been waiting for a Messiah, but their Messiah is for them only, not for us, a Messiah ho will give them mastery over the Christians.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “It is the flash which appears, the thunderbolt will follow.”

It is the flash which appears, the thunderbolt will follow.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “A good cook is a certain slow poisoner, if you are not temperate.”

A good cook is a certain slow poisoner, if you are not temperate.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.”

Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.”

Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “The punishment of criminals should be of use; when a man is hanged he is good for nothing.”

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

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.”

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Once your faith persuades you to believe what your intelligence declares absurd, beware, lest you likewise sacrifice your reason in the conduct of your life.”

Once your faith persuades you to believe what your intelligence declares absurd, beware, lest you likewise sacrifice your reason in the conduct of your life.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.”

I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Let all the laws be clear, uniform and precise for interpreting laws is almost always to corrupt them.”

Let all the laws be clear, uniform and precise for interpreting laws is almost always to corrupt them.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “The question of good and evil remains in irremediable chaos for those who seek to fathom it in reality. It is mere mental sport to the disputants, who are captives that play with their chains.”

The question of good and evil remains in irremediable chaos for those who seek to fathom it in reality. It is mere mental sport to the disputants, who are captives that play with their chains.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “England has forty-two religions and only two sauces.”

England has forty-two religions and only two sauces.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “When his highness sends a ship to Egypt, does he trouble his head whether the mice on board are at their ease or not?”

When his highness sends a ship to Egypt, does he trouble his head whether the mice on board are at their ease or not?

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “If you want good laws, burn those you have and make new ones.”

If you want good laws, burn those you have and make new ones.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “To pray to God is to flatter oneself that with words one can alter nature.”

To pray to God is to flatter oneself that with words one can alter nature.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.”

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

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “Thought depends absolutely on the stomach, but in spite of that, those who have the best stomachs are not the best thinkers.”

Thought depends absolutely on the stomach, but in spite of that, those who have the best stomachs are not the best thinkers.

— Voltaire


Voltaire Quote: “God prefers bad verses recited with a pure heart to the finest verses chanted by the wicked.”

God prefers bad verses recited with a pure heart to the finest verses chanted by the wicked.

— Voltaire

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