Voltaire Quotes

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.

Voltaire

The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.

Voltaire

Tears are the silent language of grief

Voltaire

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

Voltaire

Injustice in the end produces independence.

Voltaire

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

Voltaire

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

Voltaire

The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force

Voltaire

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

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

Voltaire

The multitude are ruled by prejudices.

Voltaire

Prejudices are what rule the vulgar crowd.

Voltaire

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

Voltaire

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

Voltaire

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