Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Voltaire
Voltaire
Voltaire.
BornFranÁois Marie Arouet
November 21, 1694
Paris, France
DiedMay 30, 1778
Paris, France
French author and poet. Best known for Candide (1759).

The repository contains 16 quotes from Voltaire.

ClassicsReligion

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

Love

The road to the heart is the ear.

Religion

God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.

BehaviorCharacter

Every man is guilty of all the good he didnít do.

CharacterReputation

The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.

PeopleSilence

The way to become boring is to say everything.

Doctors and Health

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

History

History is fables agreed upon.

ClassicsFreedomOpinion

I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it.

Politics and Government

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.

Politics and Government

A multitude of laws in a country is like a great number of physicians, a sign of weakness and malady.

Opinion

It is the characteristic of the most stringent censorships that they give credibility to the opinions they attack.

Patience

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.

Marriage

Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.

Honesty

Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.

Quotations

A witty saying means nothing.