Voltaire

1694 - 1778

A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on hell and paradise

Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on philosophy

When he who hears doesn't know what he who speaks means, and when he who speaks doesn't know what he himself means - that is philosophy.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on judgment and questions

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on reading and work

One feels like crawling on all fours after reading your work.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Letter to Rousseau

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on illusions

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

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Source: see Wilde

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on experience and learning

Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on liberty, life, soul, and thought

Liberty of thought is the life of the soul.

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Source: Essay on Epic Poetry [written in English]

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on imagination, love, and nature

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on abuse, love, and superstition

Whatever you do, trample down abuses, and love those who love you. Different translation: Whatever you do, crush the infamous thing [superstition], and love those who love you.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Lettres. A. M. d’Alembert 28 Nov. 1762

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on errors, love, and truth

Love truth, but pardon error.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Sept Discours en Vers sur l’Homme

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