Voltaire

1694 - 1778

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.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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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.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on belief, faith, power, and reason

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. It is not enough that a thing be possible for it to be believed.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Questions sur l’Encyclopédie

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on ancestry, country, needs, and soldiers

The first who was king was a fortunate soldier: Who serves his country well has no need of ancestors.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Méropes

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on risk

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We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongues, at our peril, risk and hazard.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Liberty of the Press in Philosophical Dictionary (1764)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on death

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I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Attributed in SG Tallentyre, The friends of Voltaire, 1907

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on life

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Monsieur l'abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Letter to M. Le Riche, February 6, 1770, in A Book of French Quotations, by Norbert Guterman

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on appreciation and excellence

Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire

All is for the best in the best of possible worlds.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Candide

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on enemies and good

The best is the enemy of the good.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Dictionary Philosophique

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