Voltaire

1694 - 1778

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 discovery, good, philosophy, and practice

The discovery of what is true and the practice of that which is good, are the two most important aims of philosophy.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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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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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on adventure and marriage

Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.

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