Quotes by Voltaire

We are rarely proud when we are alone.
– Voltaire

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

Doubt is uncomfortable, certainty is ridiculous.
– Voltaire

It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection.
– Voltaire

Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.
– Voltaire

Shun idleness. It is a rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.
– Voltaire

Men employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
– Voltaire

We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
– Voltaire

All the citizens of a state cannot be equally powerful, but they may be equally free.
– Voltaire

I hold firmly to my original views. After all I am a philosopher.
– Voltaire

Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
– Voltaire

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