Voltaire

1694 - 1778

A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on certainty and doubt

Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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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.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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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.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire

Not to be occupied, and not to exist, amount to the same thing.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on garden and idleness

"You are right," said Pangloss, "for when man was placed in the Garden of Eden, he was placed there ut operaretur eum, to dress it and keep it; which proves that man was not born for idleness."

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Candide

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on change and love

Change everything except your loves.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Sur l’Usage de la Vie

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on death, enemies, friendship, god, and superstition

I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Written February 28, 1778

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on guilt, innocence, and risk

It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Zadig

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