1694-1778, French Historian, Writer
A long dispute means that both parties are wrong
Voltaire – [Argument]

A witty saying proves nothing.
Voltaire – [Speech]

All kinds are good except the kind that bores you.
Voltaire – [Bores and Boredom]

All people are equal, it is not birth, it is virtue alone that makes the difference.
Voltaire – [Equality]

All the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
Voltaire – [Books and Reading]

Animals have these advantages over man: They have no theologians to instruct them, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.
Voltaire – [Animals]

Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.
Voltaire – [Passion]

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
Voltaire – [Song and Singing]

As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
Voltaire – [Evil]

By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
Voltaire – [Appreciation]

Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
Voltaire – [Fate]

Common sense is not so common.
Voltaire – [Common Sense]

Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.
Voltaire – [Divorce]

Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.
Voltaire – [Ancestry]

Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.
Voltaire – [Doctors]

Doubt is not a pleasant mental state, but certainty is a ridiculous one.
Voltaire – [Certainty]

Every abuse ought to be reformed, unless the reform is more dangerous than the abuse itself.
Voltaire – [Reform]

Every man is the creature of the age in which he lives; very few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time.
Voltaire – [Age and Aging]

Exaggeration is the inseparable companion of greatness.
Voltaire – [Exaggeration]

Four thousand volumes of metaphysics will not teach us what the soul is.
Voltaire – [Metaphysics]

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