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Voltaire Quotes

A witty saying proves nothing.

All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.

All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

All styles are good except the tiresome kind.

All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.

An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.

Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.

Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.

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

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

Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.

Better is the enemy of good.

Business is the salt of life.

By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.

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

Clever tyrants are never punished.

Common sense is not so common.

Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.

Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.