Voltaire Quotes

Tears are the silent language of grief.

Voltaire

It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions

Voltaire

Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls.

Voltaire

The multitude are ruled by prejudices.

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Prejudice is the reason of fools

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Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.

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Rest is a good thing, but boredom is its brother.

Voltaire

Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.

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Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults of those beloved. He has wings, he comes quickly and flies away the same.

Voltaire

The Pope is an idol whose hands are tied and whose feet are kissed.

Voltaire

It is said that the present is pregnant with the future

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I envy animals for two things - their ignorance of evil to come, and their ignorance of what is said about them.

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Everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds.

Voltaire

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

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There are moral as well as physical assassinations.

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

Voltaire

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