Voltaire Quotes

It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection.

Voltaire

Theological religion is the source of all imaginable follies and disturbances; it is the parent of fanaticism and civil discord; it is the enemy of mankind.

Voltaire

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it

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I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

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

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Nature has always had more force than education.

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

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Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.

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A long dispute means both parties are wrong.

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

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[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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One great use of words is to hide our thoughts

Voltaire

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