Voltaire Quotes

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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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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If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.

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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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One great use of words is to hide our thoughts

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

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The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.

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Clever tyrants are never punished.

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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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It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.†

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