Voltaire Quotes

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

Voltaire

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

Voltaire

Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.

Voltaire

The first who was king was a fortunate soldier: Who serves his country well has no need of ancestors.

Voltaire

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

Voltaire

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

Voltaire

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.

Voltaire

Love truth, and pardon error.

Voltaire

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.

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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

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