quotes of Voltaire; 353 quotes

"There's scarce a point whereon mankind agree - So well as in their boast of killing me; I boast of nothing, but when I've a mind - I think I can be even with mankind."

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"If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new."

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"Superstitious man is to the rogue what the slave is to the tyrant."

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

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"Providence has given us hope and sleep as a compensation for the many cares of life."

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"Someone has said that the first soothsayer, the first prophet, was the first rascal who encountered a fool."

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"Work keeps at bay three great evils: boredom, vice, and need."

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"Man is a free agent; were it otherwise, the priests could not damn him."

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"History is no more than the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes."

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"The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error."

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