Voltaire

1694 - 1778

A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on certainty

He who has heard the same thing told by 12,000 eye-witnesses has only 12,000 probabilities, which are equal to one strong probability, which is far from certain.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on brothers and individuality

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

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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.

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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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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.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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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