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Voltaire Quotes: "The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death."

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 Quotes: "It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge."

It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.



Voltaire Quotes: "We offer up prayers to God only because we have made Him after our own image. We treat Him like a Pasha or a Sultan who is capable of being exasperated and appeased."

We offer up prayers to God only because we have made Him after our own image. We treat Him like a Pasha or a Sultan who is capable of being exasperated and appeased.



Voltaire Quotes: "There are truths that are not for all men nor for all times."

There are truths that are not for all men nor for all times.




Voltaire Quotes: "The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reasoning."

The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reasoning.



Voltaire Quotes: "My prayer to God is a very short one "Oh Lord make my enemies ridiculous!" God has granted it."

My prayer to God is a very short one "Oh Lord make my enemies ridiculous!" God has granted it.



Voltaire Quotes: "The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease."

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




Voltaire Quotes: "To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid - one must also be polite."

To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid - one must also be polite.



Voltaire Quotes: "I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God grante"

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God grante



Voltaire Quotes: "Everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds."

Everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds.



Voltaire Quotes: "The perfect is the enemy of the good."

The perfect is the enemy of the good.



Voltaire Quotes: "The secret of being tiresome is in telling everything."

The secret of being tiresome is in telling everything.




Voltaire Quotes: "Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien. (The perfect is the enemy of the good.)"

Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien. (The perfect is the enemy of the good.)



Voltaire Quotes: "All men are born with a nose and five fingers, but no one is born with a knowledge of God."

All men are born with a nose and five fingers, but no one is born with a knowledge of God.



Voltaire Quotes: "I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which has done real evil."

I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which has done real evil.



Voltaire Quotes: "had no need of a guide to learn ignorance"

had no need of a guide to learn ignorance



Voltaire Quotes: "The heart has its own reasons that reason can't understand."

The heart has its own reasons that reason can't understand.



Voltaire Quotes: "Men argue. Nature acts."

Men argue. Nature acts.



Voltaire Quotes: "All the known world excepting only savage nations is governed by books."

All the known world excepting only savage nations is governed by books.



Voltaire Quotes: "The ear is the avenue to the heart."

The ear is the avenue to the heart.



Voltaire Quotes: "When it is a question of money everybody is of the same religion."

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



Voltaire Quotes: "Common sense is not so common."

Common sense is not so common.



Voltaire Quotes: "The first step my son which one makes in the world is the one on which depends the rest of our days."

The first step my son which one makes in the world is the one on which depends the rest of our days.



Voltaire Quotes: "Man is free at the moment he wishes to be."

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.



Voltaire Quotes: "Tears are the silent language of grief."

Tears are the silent language of grief.



Voltaire Quotes: "It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere."

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



Voltaire Quotes: "It is proved...that things cannot be other than they are, for since everything was made for a purpose, it follows that everything is made for the best purpose."

It is proved...that things cannot be other than they are, for since everything was made for a purpose, it follows that everything is made for the best purpose.



Voltaire Quotes: "The fate of a nation has often depended on the good or bad digestion of a prime minister."

The fate of a nation has often depended on the good or bad digestion of a prime minister.



Voltaire Quotes: "Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity."

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.



Voltaire Quotes: "Often the prudent far from making their destinies succumb to them."

Often the prudent far from making their destinies succumb to them.



Voltaire Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day and of doing good once in a year."

The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day and of doing good once in a year.



Voltaire Quotes: "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."

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.



Voltaire Quotes: "England has forty-two religions and only two sauces."

England has forty-two religions and only two sauces.



Voltaire Quotes: "Faith is believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe."

Faith is believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.



Voltaire Quotes: "A true god surely cannot have been born of a girl, nor died on the gibbet, nor be eaten in a piece of dough... [or inspired] books, filled with contradictions, madness, and horror."

A true god surely cannot have been born of a girl, nor died on the gibbet, nor be eaten in a piece of dough... [or inspired] books, filled with contradictions, madness, and horror.



Voltaire Quotes: "He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend- provided of course he really is dead."

He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend- provided of course he really is dead.



Voltaire Quotes: "The discovery of what is true and the practice of that which is good are the two most important aims of philosophy."

The discovery of what is true and the practice of that which is good are the two most important aims of philosophy.



Voltaire Quotes: "Nature has always had more force than education."

Nature has always had more force than education.



Voltaire Quotes: "Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe."

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.



Voltaire Quotes: "If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated.")"

If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated.")



Voltaire Quotes: "History is just the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes."

History is just the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes.



Voltaire Quotes: "Fear follows crime and is its punishment."

Fear follows crime and is its punishment.



Voltaire Quotes: "Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly."

Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.



Voltaire Quotes: "The best is the enemy of the good."

The best is the enemy of the good.



Voltaire Quotes: "The secret of boring people lies in telling them everything."

The secret of boring people lies in telling them everything.



Voltaire Quotes: "Imagine all contradictions, all possible incompatibilities--you will find them in the government, in the law-courts, in the churches, in the public shows of this droll nation."

Imagine all contradictions, all possible incompatibilities--you will find them in the government, in the law-courts, in the churches, in the public shows of this droll nation.



Voltaire Quotes: "Candide, who trembled like a philosopher, hid himself as well as he could during this heroic butchery."

Candide, who trembled like a philosopher, hid himself as well as he could during this heroic butchery.



Voltaire Quotes: "Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one."

Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one.