Voltaire Quotes

Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need

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

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A woman can keep one secret - the secret of her age

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One great use of words is to hide our thoughts

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The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.

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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.

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If there had been a censorship of the press in Rome we should have had today neither Horace nor Juvenal, nor the philosophical writings of Cicero.

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Clever tyrants are never punished.

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Superstitious man is to the rogue what the slave is to the tyrant

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A company of tyrants is inaccessible to all seductions.

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Ice-cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn't illegal.

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Nothing is so common as to imitate one's enemies, and to use their weapons.

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It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.

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