Voltaire

1694 - 1778

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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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

This agglomeration which was called and which still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Essai sur les Mæurs et l’Esprit des Nations

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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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