quotes of Voltaire; 353 quotes

"It is amusing that a virtue is made of the vice of chastity; and it's a pretty odd sort of chastity at that, which leads men straight into the sin of Onan, and girls to the waning of their color."

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"It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue."

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"But nothing is more estimable than a physician who, having studied nature from his youth, knows the properties of the human body, the diseases which assail it, the remedies which will benefit it, exercises his art with caution, and pays equal attention to the rich and the poor."

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"Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination."

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"The atheists are for the most part impudent and misguided scholars who reason badly, and who, not being able to understand the Creation, the origin of evil, and other difficulties, have recourse to the hypothesis of the eternity of things and of inev."

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"Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient."

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"We are rarely proud when we are alone."

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"There are no sects in geometry."

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"Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors; but they are seldom or ever inventors."

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"Ideas are like beards; men do not have them until they grow up."

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