Voltaire

1694 - 1778

A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on death

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Sir, your remarks are repugnant to me, and I disagree with your viewpoints. But I will defend to the death your right to express them.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire

The superfluous, a very necessary thing.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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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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.

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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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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on boredom, children, evil, labor, and vices

"I have no more than twenty acres of ground," he replied, "the whole of which I cultivate myself with the help of my children; and our labor keeps off from us the three great evils - boredom, vice, and want."

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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