Meaningful & Inspirational Quotes by Voltaire

Voltaire’s Most Inspirational Quotes

A collection of beautiful and Inspirational Quotes by Voltaire, this article we look at Voltaire’s most inspiring quotes. Quotes often give context; they can mean different things to different people, here you will find some of the best quotes by Voltaire.

It is said that the present is pregnant with the future.

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It is said that the present is pregnant with the future.

It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce.

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 It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce.

Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one thing too exclusively.

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 Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one thing too exclusively.

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

Dont think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.

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 Dont think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.

Let us read, and let us dance — these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.

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 Let us read, and let us dance — these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

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 The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.

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 Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.


Wherever my travels may lead, paradise is where I am.

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 Wherever my travels may lead, paradise is where I am.

I have chosen to be happy because it is goo for my health.

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 I have chosen to be happy because it is goo for my health.

We must cultivate our own garden.

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 We must cultivate our own garden.

The supposed right of intolerance is absurd and barbaric. It is the right of the tiger; nay, it is far worse, for tigers do but tear in order to have food, while we rend each other for paragraphs.

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 The supposed right of intolerance is absurd and barbaric. It is the right of the tiger; nay, it is far worse, for tigers do but tear in order to have food, while we rend each other for paragraphs.

Faith consists in believing what reason cannot.

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 Faith consists in believing what reason cannot.

It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.

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 It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.

No, nothing has the power to part me from you; our love is based upon virtue, and will last as long as our lives.

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 No, nothing has the power to part me from you; our love is based upon virtue, and will last as long as our lives.

Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.

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 Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.

Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.

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 Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.

True greatness consists in the use of a powerful understanding to enlighten oneself and others.

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 True greatness consists in the use of a powerful understanding to enlighten oneself and others.

I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age.

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 I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age.

A minister of state is excusable for the harm he does when the helm of government has forced his hand in a storm; but in the calm he is guilty of all the good he does not do.

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 A minister of state is excusable for the harm he does when the helm of government has forced his hand in a storm; but in the calm he is guilty of all the good he does not do.

Change everything except your loves.

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 Change everything except your loves.

Men fed upon carnage, and drinking strong drinks, have all an impoisoned and acrid blood which drives them mad in a hundred different ways.

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 Men fed upon carnage, and drinking strong drinks, have all an impoisoned and acrid blood which drives them mad in a hundred different ways.

One always begins with the simple, then comes the complex, and by superior enlightenment one often reverts in the end to the simple. Such is the course of human intelligence.

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 One always begins with the simple, then comes the complex, and by superior enlightenment one often reverts in the end to the simple. Such is the course of human intelligence.

A physician is an unfortunate gentleman who is every day required to perform a miracle; namely to reconcile health with intemperance.

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 A physician is an unfortunate gentleman who is every day required to perform a miracle; namely to reconcile health with intemperance.

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