quotes of Voltaire; 353 quotes

"We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly."

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"To be at peace in crime! ah, who can thus flatter himself."

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"The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work."

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"Anything too stupid to be said is sung."

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"Our country is that spot to which our heart is bound."

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"Animals have these advantages over man: They have no theologians to instruct them, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills."

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"To them it seemed that the gifts of an enemy were to be dreaded."

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"Neither holy, nor Roman, nor Empire."

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"The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice."

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"All kinds are good except the kind that bores you."

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