Voltaire Quotes (152 quotations)

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1. "Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills. - Voltaire

2. ...the safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death. - Voltaire

3. A clergyman is one who feels himself called upon to live without working at the expense of the rascals who work to live. - Voltaire

4. A witty saying proves nothing. - Voltaire

5. All is for the best in the best of all possible ways. - Voltaire

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

7. All sects are different, because they come from men; morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God. - Voltaire

8. An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination. - Voltaire

9. Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills. - Voltaire

10. Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung. - Voltaire

11. Anything too stupid to be said is sung. - Voltaire

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

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

14. As long as there are fools and rascals, there will be religions. - Voltaire

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

16. Better is the enemy of good. - Voltaire

17. Business is the salt of life. - Voltaire

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

19. Canada: A few acres of snow. - Voltaire

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

21. Common sense is not so common. - Voltaire

22. Do well and you will have no need for ancestors. - Voltaire

23. Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing. - Voltaire

24. Doubt is not an agreeable condition, but certainty is an absurd one. - Voltaire

25. England has forty-two religions and only two sauces. - Voltaire

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