Quotes by Voltaire

All kinds are good except the kind that bores you.
– Voltaire

When it’s a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
– Voltaire

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

The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.
– Voltaire

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
– Voltaire

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

I hate women because they always know where things are.
– Voltaire

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

If you have two religions in your land, the two will cut each other’s throats; but if you have thirty religions, they dwell in peace.
– Voltaire

What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
– Voltaire

The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
– Voltaire

What is history? The lie that everyone agrees on…
– Voltaire

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

Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.
– Voltaire

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

God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
– Voltaire

Dare to think for yourself.
– Voltaire

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

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

Common sense is not so common.
– Voltaire

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

Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.
– Voltaire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Atheism is the vice of a few intelligent people.
– Voltaire

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