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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It is not known precisely where angels dwell - whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.

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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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History consists of a series of accumulated imaginative inventions.

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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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Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need

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Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.

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

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Rest is a good thing, but boredom is its brother.

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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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It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong

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