Voltaire Quotes

The multitude of books is making us ignorant.

Voltaire

What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.

Voltaire

By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.

Voltaire

Tears are the silent language of grief

Voltaire

What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.

Voltaire

He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.

Voltaire

Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference

Voltaire

The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force

Voltaire

History consists of a series of accumulated imaginative inventions.

Voltaire

History is filled with the sound of silken slippers going downstairs and wooden shoes coming up.

Voltaire

History is the recital of facts represented as true. Fable, on the other hand, is the recital of facts represented as fiction. The history of man's ideas is nothing more than the chronicle of human error.

Voltaire

All men have equal rights to liberty, to their property, and to the protection of the laws

Voltaire

Originality is nothing but judicious plagiarism.

Voltaire

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

Voltaire

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.

Voltaire

It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.

Voltaire

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