Voltaire

1694 - 1778

A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on animals, envy, evil, and ignorance

I envy animals for two things - their ignorance of evil to come, and their ignorance of what is said about them.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on garden

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I also know that we should cultivate our gardens.

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Source: Candide

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on audiences, comedy, god, and laughter

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

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on god

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It is said that God is always on the side of the heaviest battalions. On dit que Dieu est toujours pour les gros bataillons

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Source: Letter to M. le Riche. 1770.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on life

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To enjoy life we must touch much of it lightly.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on good and men

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

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on expectation and life

We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire

The superfluous, a very necessary thing.

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Source: Le Mondain

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on grief, language, silence, and tears

Tears are the silent language of grief.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on animals, death, funerals, and ideas

Animals have these advantages over man: They never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.

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