Voltaire

1694 - 1778

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.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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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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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.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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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.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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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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