quotes of Voltaire; 353 quotes

"I was never ruined but twice - once when I lost a lawsuit, once when I won one."

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"Smart tyrants retire rich."

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"Excellently observed," answered Candide; "but let us cultivate our garden."

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"Verses which do not teach men new and moving truths do not deserve to be read."

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"Nature has made us frivolous to console us for our miseries."

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"Work is often the father of pleasure."

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"I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write."

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"The public is a ferocious beast -- one must either chain it up or flee from it."

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

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"The world embarrasses me, and I cannot dream that this watch exists and has no watchmaker."

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