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Voltaire Quotes

(1694-1778), French Historian, Writer

The Pope is an idol whose hands are tied and whose feet are kissed.

Category: Churches

Common sense is not so common.

Category: Common Sense

Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.

Category: Conformity

He who dies before many witnesses always does so with courage.

Category: Courage

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

Category: Courtesy

One of the chief misfortunes of honest people is that they are cowardly.

Category: Coward And Cowardice

The world embarrasses me, and I cannot dream that this watch exists and has no watchmaker.

Category: Creation

To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.

Category: Death And Dying

You must have the devil in you to succeed in the arts.

Category: Devil

Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.

Category: Divorce

Men who are occupied in the restoration of health to other men, by the joint exertion of skill and humanity, are above all the great of the earth. They even partake of divinity, since to preserve and renew is almost as noble as to create.

Category: Doctors

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.

Category: Doctors

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

Category: Doctors

In my life, I have prayed but one prayer: oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.

Category: Enemies

All people are equal, it is not birth, it is virtue alone that makes the difference.

Category: Equality