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.


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

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Every abuse ought to be reformed, unless the reform is more dangerous than the abuse itself.     

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It is not known precisely where angels dwell -- whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.     

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Each player must accept the cards that life deals him or her. But once in hand one must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.     

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It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.     

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Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.     

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

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It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.     

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

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

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

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No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.     

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God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.     

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

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

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Clever tyrants are never punished.     

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Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one thing too exclusively.     

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

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All kinds are good except the kind that bores you.     

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Work banishes those three great evils, boredom, vice, and poverty.     

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

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The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.     

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Let us cultivate our garden.     

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It is only through timidity that states are lost.     

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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.     

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

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Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.     

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

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

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It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.     

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