Voltaire Quotes

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

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God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.

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

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Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one thing too exclusively.

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The sentiment of justice is so natural, and so universally acquired by all mankind, that it seems to be independent of all law, all party, all religion.

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

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

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Judge others by their questions rather than by their answers.

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Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly

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The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.

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Sensual pleasure passes and vanishes in the twinkling of an eye, but the friendship between us, the mutual confidence, the delights of the heart, the enchantment of the soul, these things do not perish and can never be destroyed. I shall love you until I die.

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

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Injustice in the end produces independence.

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[History is] little else than a long succession of useless cruelties.

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To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.

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If you wish to converse with me, define your terms

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