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Voltaire Quotes

(1694-1778), French Historian, Writer

We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.

Category: Manners

Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.

Category: Marriage

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

Category: Medicine

Four thousand volumes of metaphysics will not teach us what the soul is.

Category: Metaphysics

When he to whom a person speaks does not understand, and he who speaks does not understand himself, that is metaphysics.

Category: Metaphysics

When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.

Category: Money

If there were only one religion in England there would be danger of despotism, if there were two, they would cut each other's throats, but there are thirty, and they live in peace and happiness.

Category: Multiculturalism

How I like the boldness of the English, how I like the people who say what they think!

Category: Nationalities And Nationalism

The superfluous is very necessary.

Category: Necessity

In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.

Category: News

The history of human opinion is scarcely anything more than the history of human errors.

Category: Opinions

Originality is nothing but judicious plagiarism.

Category: Originality

Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.

Category: Passion

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; she requires the hand of time.

Category: Patience

The public is a ferocious beast. One must either chain it up or flee from it.

Category: People