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Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire Quotes

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

God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy; the mad daughter of a wise mother.

To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.

If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent him.

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.

We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies.

Optimism is a mania for saying things are well when one is in hell.

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.

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

It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.

It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad books.

One owes respect to the living; but to the dead one owes nothing but the truth.

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Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.

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

Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.

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

We are rarely proud when we are alone.

It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.

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If you want to know who controls you, look at who you are not allowed to criticize.

The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.

It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong.

The more often a stupidity is repeated, the more it gets the appearance of wisdom.

Everything you say should be true, but not everything true should be said.

The mirror is a worthless invention. The only way to truly see yourself is in the reflection of someone else's eyes.

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.
If there’s life on other planets, then the earth is the Universe’s insane asylum.
Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.
Many are destined to reason wrongly; others, not to reason at all; and others, to persecute those who do reason.
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.
Religion began when the first scoundrel met the first fool.

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