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Voltaire Quotes

(1694-1778), French Historian, Writer

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

Category: Evil

Exaggeration is the inseparable companion of greatness.

Category: Exaggeration

The best is the enemy of the good.

Category: Excellence

What a heavy burden is a name that has become famous too soon.

Category: Fame

It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions.

Category: Fashion

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

Category: Fate

We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies it is the first law of nature.

Category: Faults

The great consolation in life is to say what one thinks.

Category: Frankness

It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.

Category: Freedom

Liberty, then, about which so many volumes have been written is, when accurately defined, only the power of acting.

Category: Freedom

The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force.

Category: Freedom

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Category: Freedom Of Speech

May God defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies.

Category: Friends And Friendship

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

Category: God

God is always on the side of the heaviest battalions.

Category: God