Voltaire

1694 - 1778

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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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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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire

The best way to be boring is to leave nothing out.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on learning

It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on punishment

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: War

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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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