Voltaire

1694 - 1778

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on boredom and secrets

The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Sept Discours en Vers sur l’Homme

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on boredom

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The way to be a bore is to say everything.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Sur la Nature de l’Homme

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