Voltaire
Quotes, Sayings and Thoughts

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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As a rule men are foolish, ungrateful, jealous, covetous of others' goods, abusing their superiority when they are strong and rascals when they are weak.

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It is dangerous to be right in manners on which the established authorities are wrong.

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Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.

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Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.

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We use ideas merely to justify our evil, and speech merely to conceal our ideas.

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When he who hears doesn't understand him who speaks, and when he who speaks doesn't know what he himself means - that is philosophy.

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In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.

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To succeed in chaining the multitude you must seem to wear the same fetters.

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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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The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

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Men will always be mad, and those who think they can cure them are the maddest of all.

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A clergyman is one who feels himself called upon to live without working at the expense of the rascals who work to live.

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In the great game of human life one begins by being a dupe and ends by being a rogue.

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If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.

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