Voltaire Quotes

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

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Fear follows crime, and is its punishment

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Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.

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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.

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

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By appreciation we make excellence in others our own property.

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

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Shun idleness is the rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.

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The pursuit of what is true and the practice of what is good are the two most important objects of philosophy.

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

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Illusion is the first of the pleasures

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What is tolerance? -- it is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly -- that is the first law of nature.

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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.

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

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What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.

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

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