Voltaire

1694 - 1778

A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on country, laws, and weakness

A multitude of laws in a country is like a great number of physicians, a sign of weakness and malady.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire

There are no sects in geometry.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: W. H. Auden and L. Kronenberger (eds.) The Viking Book of Aphorisms, NY: Viking Press, 1962.

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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

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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.

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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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