Voltaire Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old voltaire quotes, voltaire sayings, and voltaire proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.     

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Let us cultivate our garden.     

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One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.     

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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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Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.     

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No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.     

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Every one goes astray, but the least imprudent are they who repent the soonest.     

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Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.     

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The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force.     

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It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.     

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Tears are the silent language of grief.     

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No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.     

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

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There are two things for which animals are to be envied: they know nothing of future evils, or of what people say about them.     

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

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Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.     

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All the citizens of a state cannot be equally powerful, but they may be equally free.     

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The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.     

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We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest.     

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I know of no great men except those who have rendered great service to the human race.     

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We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard.     

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Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.     

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As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.     

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To the wicked, everything serves as pretext.     

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Prejudices are what fools use for reason.     

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Prejudice is opinion without judgement.     

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Prejudices are what rule the vulgar crowd.     

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The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.     

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Injustice in the end produces independence.     

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I know of no great man except those who have rendered great services to the human race.     

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