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Biography : François-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume Voltaire was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher.
Born: 1694 - Died: 1778
Period:
18th century
17th century
Place of birth: France
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I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.
Voltaire - Letter to the Abbé Trublet  



I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.

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Love truth, but pardon error.
Voltaire - Discourse in Verse on Man - on Freedom  



Love truth, but pardon error.

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Without the art of living knowledge nought avails.
Voltaire - Épîtres  






Let us read and let us dance—these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary  






What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary  






The best is the enemy of good.
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary  



The best is the enemy of good.




All the splendor in the world is not worth a good friend.
Voltaire  






It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.
Voltaire - Zadig, or The Book of Fate  






May all men remember that they are brothers!
Voltaire - Treatise on Tolerance  






Whoever you are, here is your master:
He is, was or will be.

Voltaire - Poésies mêlées  






Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.
Voltaire - Questions sur les Miracles  






Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary  






The universe confounds me! I cannot imagine that such a ‘clock’ can exist without there being a Clockmaker.
Voltaire - Les cabales  






I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Voltaire ? - Quotation of uncertain origin  






Another cause of our poverty lies in our new needs.
Voltaire - The Man with Forty Crowns  






It is not love we should have painted blind, but self-love.
Voltaire  






Man is free at the instant he wants to be.
Voltaire  






We must cultivate our garden.
Voltaire - Candide ou l'Optimisme  



We must cultivate our garden.

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Society therefore is an ancient as the world.
Voltaire  






What man is without fault, and what king without weakness?
Voltaire - Brutus  






Virtue is in the heart, and nowhere else.
Voltaire - Les Lettres d'Amabed  






The secret of being boring is to tell everything.
Voltaire  






Time softens everything.
Voltaire - L'Ingénu  






Paradise on earth is where I am.
Voltaire  






One always speaks badly when one has nothing to say.
Voltaire  






The right to say and print what we think is the right of every free man, who cannot be deprived of it without exercising the most odious tyranny.
Voltaire - Questions sur les Miracles  






History is just the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes.
Voltaire - L'Ingénu  






Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.
Voltaire - Candide ou l'Optimisme  






Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from him.
Voltaire






Perfection is attained by slow degrees it requires the hand of time.
Voltaire










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