Voltaire Quotes

It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape.

Voltaire

Nature has always had more force than education.

Voltaire

f there were only one religion in England there would be danger of despotism, if there were two, they would cut each other's throats, but there are thirty, and they live in peace and happiness.

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Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.

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A long dispute means both parties are wrong.

Voltaire

Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.

Voltaire

[Optimism is] the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst.

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Nature has made us frivolous to console us for our miseries.

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They use thought only to justify their injustices, and speech only to disguise their thoughts.

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Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.

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Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.

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It is not enough to conquer; one must also know how to seduce.

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The punishment of criminals should serve a purpose. When a man is hanged he is useless.

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Fear follows crime, and is its punishment.

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In the midst of all the doubts which we have discussed for four thousand years in for thousand ways, the safest course is to do nothing against one\'s conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.

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Love truth, and pardon error.

Voltaire

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