If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
Contributed by: Zaady
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.
Source: 1767, Letter to M. Damilaville
Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
Doctors prescribe medicine of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of which they know nothing.
I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.
In this country [England] it is good to kill an admiral from time to time, to encourage the others. The reference is to Admiral John Byng, who was executed in 1757 for failing to prevent the French from taking Minorca.
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.
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