Voltaire

1694 - 1778

A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on wishes

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Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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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 on art, disease, medicine, nature, and patience

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

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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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 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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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on animals, contempt, eternity, laws, and nature

. . . it would be very singular that all nature, all the planets, should obey eternal laws, and that there should be a little animal five feet high, who, in contempt of these laws, could act as he pleased, solely according to his caprice.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire

This is the happiest of mortals, for he is above everything he possesses.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Candide

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