The individual who prosecutes a man, his brother, because he is not of the same opinion, is a monster.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
Source: Philosophical Dictionary, 1764
Contributed by: Zaady
The biggest reward for a thing well done is to have done it.
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.
Source: Lettres. A. M. d’Alembert 28 Nov. 1762
Love truth, but pardon error.
Source: Sept Discours en Vers sur l’Homme
Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.
Men argue; nature acts.
Minds differ still more than faces.
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.
Source: Dictionnaire Philosophique, 1764
History is but the record of crimes and misfortunes. L'histoire n'est que le tableau des crimes et des malheurs
Source: L'Ingénu, chap. x.
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
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