Voltaire

1694 - 1778

A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on reward

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The biggest reward for a thing well done is to have done it.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on courage, labor, and nature

The right of commanding is no longer an advantage transmitted by nature; like an inheritance, it is the fruit of labors, the price of courage.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on adventure and marriage

Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on argument, men, and nature

Men argue; nature acts.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire

Minds differ still more than faces.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on art, citizenship, government, and money

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.

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Source: Dictionnaire Philosophique, 1764

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on history

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History is but the record of crimes and misfortunes. L'histoire n'est que le tableau des crimes et des malheurs

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: L'Ingénu, chap. x.

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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.

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Source: Letter to Rousseau

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on illusions

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: see Wilde

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