Voltaire

1694 - 1778

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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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on privilege

Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Essay on Tolerance

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on thought

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Thought depends absolutely on the stomach, but in spite of that, those who have the best stomachs are not the best thinkers.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Letter to d’Alembert, August 20, 1770

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on men, speech, and thought

Men use thought only to justify their wrong doings, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts. Ils ne se servent de la pensée que pour autoriser leurs injustices, et emploient les paroles que pour déguiser leurs pensées.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Dialogue xiv. Le Chapon et la Poularde (1766).

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on danger

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It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.

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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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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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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire

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

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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