Voltaire

1694 - 1778

A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire

In this best of possible worlds . . . all is for the best.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Candide

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on truth

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I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Letter to d’Alembert, February 1776

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on men

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There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Letter to Cardinal de Bernis, 23 April 1761

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on learning and women

Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors; but they are seldom or never inventors.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Philosophical Dictionary, 1764

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on age, secrets, and women

A woman can keep one secret - the secret of her 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.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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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

We cannot always oblige, but we can always speak obligingly.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on age, spirit, and unhappiness

Who has not the spirit of his age, Of his age has all the unhappiness.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Letter to Madame du Châtelet

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