Quotes by Voltaire

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

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Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
– Voltaire

I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age.
– Voltaire

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No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking.
– Voltaire

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

Opinions have caused more ills than the plague or earthquakes on this little globe of ours.
– Voltaire

The punishment of criminals should be of use; when a man is hanged he is good for nothing.
– Voltaire

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It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.
– Voltaire

Men use thought only to justify their wrong-doings, and words only to conceal their thoughts.
– Voltaire

Doubt is not a pleasant state of mind, but certainty is absurd.
– Voltaire

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