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Voltaire

(1694-1778) [Francois-Marie Arouet] French Philosopher, Historian, Writer


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


A long dispute means that both parties are wrong.


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


A witty saying proves nothing.


I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend, to the death, your right to say it.


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


It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.


I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.


Anything too stupid to be said is sung.


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


It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.


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


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


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.


Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.


Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.


Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.