quotes of Voltaire; 353 quotes

"A good cook is a certain slow poisoner, if you are not temperate."

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"Long ago, someone said that fools found religions, but the prudent govern them."

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"Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed from one another. The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the prope."

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"It is the flash which appears, the thunderbolt will follow."

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"He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it."

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"Slavery is also as ancient as war, and was as human nature."

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"Your Majesty may think me an impatient sick man, and that the Turks are even sicker."

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"Society therefore is an ancient as the world."

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

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"To the wicked, everything serves as pretext."

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