Voltaire

1694 - 1778

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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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire

If this is the best of possible worlds . . . what then are the others?

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Candide

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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 independence, justice, laws, mankind, religion, and sentimentality

The sentiment of justice is so natural, and so universally acquired by all mankind, that it seems to be independent of all law, all party, all religion.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on ancestry, country, and needs

Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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