quotes of Voltaire; 353 quotes

"What then do you call your soul? What idea have you of it? You cannot of yourselves, without revelation, admit the existence within you of anything but a power unknown to you of feeling and thinking."

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"I have always made one prayer to God, a very short one. Here it is: "My God, make our enemies very ridiculous!" God has granted it to me."

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"He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first."

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"That is indisputable,' was the answer, 'but in this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others."

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"The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it."

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"I Thy God am the Light and the Mind which were before substance was divided from Spirit and darkness from Light."

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"Prejudice is opinion without judgement."

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"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."

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"If God did not exist it would be necessary for us to invent Him."

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"Friends should be preferred to kings."

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