Voltaire Quotes

If you wish to converse with me, define your terms

Voltaire

When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.

Voltaire

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

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Work is often the father of pleasure.

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The only way to comprehend what mathematicians mean by Infinity is to contemplate the extent of human stupidity.

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Prejudices are what rule the vulgar crowd.

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

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

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When he who hears does not know what he who speaks means, and when he who speaks does not know what he himself means, that is philosophy

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When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does not understand, that is metaphysics

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It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong

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Prejudices are what fools use for reason.

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Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity

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Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

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Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination

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To believe in God is impossible - to not believe in Him is absurd

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