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Voltaire was a Greatest French Enlightenment Writer, Historian and Philosopher Famous for his Wit, his Criticism of Christianity, Especially The Catholic Church, and his Advocacy of Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech and Separation of Church and State. Voltaire’s Best-Known Work is Candide. The Satirical Novella of The Human Condition Published in 1759, was a Best-Seller from The Moment it Appeared and was Translated into Every Possible Language. 

Following are The Best Voltaire Quotes. We have Created a List of Top 50 Voltaire Quotes on Success, Life, Education, Inspirational, Motivational etc.

 

“Judge a Man by his Questions rather than by his Answers.”

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“Those who can Make You Believe Absurdities can Make You Commit Atrocities.”

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“Common Sense is Not so Common.”

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“Let Us Read, and Let Us Dance; These Two Amusements will Never Do any Harm to The World.”

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“Every Man is Guilty of all The Good He Didn’t Do.”

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“It is Dangerous to Be Right in Matters on which The Established Authorities are Wrong.”

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“God Gave Us The Gift of Life; it is Up to Us to Give Ourselves The Gift of Living Well.”

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“The Most Important Decision You Make is to Be in a Good Mood.”

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“Each Player must Accept The Cards Life Deals him or her: but Once They are in Hand, He or She Alone must Decide how to Play The Cards in Order to Win The Game.”

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“Appreciation is a Wonderful Thing: It Makes what is Excellent in Others Belong to Us as Well.”  

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“We are Rarely Proud when We are Alone.”

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“You can Never Correct Your Work Well until You have Forgotten it.”

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“The More I Read, The More I Acquire, The More Certain I am that I Know Nothing.”

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“A Witty Saying Proves Nothing.”

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“The Longer We Dwell on Our Misfortunes, The Greater is their Power to Harm Us.”

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“The Art of Medicine Consists in Amusing The Patient while Nature Cures The Disease.”

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“The More often a Stupidity is Repeated, The More it Gets The Appearance of Wisdom.”

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“It is Difficult to Free Fools from The Chains They Revere.”

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“Life is a Shipwreck, but We must Not Forget to Sing in The Lifeboats.”

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“The Mirror is a Worthless Invention. The only Way to Truly See Yourself is in The Reflection of Someone else’s Eyes.”

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“I Don’t Know where I am Going, but I am on My Way.”

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“If You Want to Know who Controls You, Look at who You are Not Allowed to Criticize.”

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“The Best is The Enemy of The Good.”

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“Friendship is The Marriage of The Soul, and This Marriage is Liable to Divorce.”

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“Everything You Say should Be True, but Not Everything True should Be Said.”  

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“Tears are The Silent Language of Grief.”

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“When it is a Question of Money, Everybody is of The Same Religion.”

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“To Announce Truths is an Infallible Receipt for Being Persecuted.”  

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“The Opportunity for Doing Mischief is Found a Hundred Times a Day, and of Doing Good Once in a Year.”  

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“Love Truth, but Pardon Error.” 

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“No Problem can Withstand The Assault of Sustained Thinking.”

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“I have Never Made but One Prayer to God, a Very Short One: Oh Lord, Make My Enemies Ridiculous. And God Granted it.”

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“If There were No God, it would Be Necessary to Invent him.”

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“It is Forbidden to Kill; Therefore all Murderers are Punished unless They Kill in Large Numbers and to The Sound of Trumpets.”

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“In General, The Art of Government Consists of Taking as much Money as Possible from One Class of Citizens to Give to another.”

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“Independence in The End is The Fruit of Injustice.”

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“The More You Read Without Thinking, The More You Think You Know a Lot but The More You Meditate, The More You See that You Know Very Little.”  

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“Love is a Canvas Furnished by Nature and Embroidered by Imagination.”

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“To Hold a Pen is to Be at War.”  

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“We must Cultivate Our Garden.”  

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“It is Clear that The Individual who Persecutes a Man, his Brother, Because He is Not of The Same Opinion, is a Monster.”  

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“Chance is a Word Void of Sense; Nothing can Exist Without a Cause.”

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“The Punishment of Criminals should Serve a Purpose. When a Man is Hanged He is Useless.”

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“Dare to Think for Yourself.”

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“Optimism is The Madness of Insisting that all is Well when We are Miserable.”

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“Love is The Most Powerful of all Passions.”

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“Liberty of Thought is The Life of The Soul.”

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“Many are Destined to Reason Wrongly; Others, Not to Reason at all; and Others, to Persecute those who Do Reason.”  

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“Beware of The Words “Internal Security,” for They are The Eternal Cry of The Oppressor.”

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“Doubt is an Uncomfortable Condition, but Certainty is a Ridiculous One.”

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