Voltaire

1694 - 1778

A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on god

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If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on stupidity

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on enemies, god, and prayer

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: 1767, Letter to M. Damilaville

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on wishes

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Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on disease, doctors, and medicine

Doctors prescribe medicine of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of which they know nothing.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on age, death, and doctors

I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on art, disease, medicine, nature, and patience

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on ignorance, knowledge, spirit, superstition, thought, and virtue

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.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on country, execution, failure, good, and time

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.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Candide

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on laws, support, and virtue

Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.

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