Best 16 Voltaire Image quotes and sayings

The best 16 Voltaire quotes and  sayings

Voltaire (21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778) was a French writer, essayist, and philosopher – he was known for his wit, satire, and defense of civil liberties. He sought to defend freedom of religious and political thought and played a major role in the Enlightenment period of the eighteenth century.

best Voltaire quotes

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”
― Voltaire

“Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives and few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time.”
― Voltaire

“Ice-cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.”
― Voltaire

“Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.”
― Voltaire, Philosophical Dictionary

best Voltaire quotes

best Voltaire quotes

“The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.”
― Voltaire

“The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.”
― Voltaire

“Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one.”
― Voltaire

“Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.”
― Voltaire

best Voltaire quotes

“Now, now my good man, this is no time to be making enemies.”(Voltaire on his deathbed in response to a priest asking him that he renounce Satan.)”― Voltaire

“It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.”
― Voltaire, The Age of Louis XIV

“God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.”
― Voltaire

best Voltaire quotes

– “If God did not exist it would have to invent”
― Voltaire

– “Christianity is the most infamous superstition that ever stupid men and desolate the earth”
― Voltaire

– “The human species is the only one who knows she must die”
― Voltaire

best Voltaire quotes

best Voltaire quotes

– “We must cultivate our garden”
― Voltaire

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
― Voltaire

“God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.”
― Voltaire

“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.”
― Voltaire

best Voltaire quotes

best Voltaire quotes

– “I do not know that Jean-Jacques Rousseau who can be blamed for these ideas of equality and independence, and all these dreams that are only ridiculous”
― Voltaire

“If this is the best of possible worlds, what are the others?”
― Voltaire

– “Optimism is the madness of maintaining that all is well when it is wrong”
― Voltaire

best Voltaire quotes

best Voltaire quotes

best Voltaire quotes

It is expedient that the people should be guided, and not that he is educated, he is not worthy of being”
― Voltaire

– “The system of equality has always seemed a fool’s pride”
― Voltaire

best Voltaire quotes

best Voltaire quotes

best Voltaire quotes

– “It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to convict an innocent man”
― Voltaire

– “Men with wise laws, customs have always insane”
― Voltaire

– “Politics has its source in evil than in the greatness of the human spirit”
― Voltaire

best Voltaire quotes

“As long as there are rogues and fools, there will be religious. Ours is unquestionably the most ridiculous and most absurd and bloodiest ever infected the world”
― Voltaire

– “The world embarrasses me, and I can not think – that this clock exists and has developed a watchmaker”
― Voltaire

– “Fanaticism is a superstition that the transport is at a fever, that rage is to anger”
― Voltaire

– “Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a very wise mother”
― Voltaire

– “We love life, but none do not let having a good”
― Voltaire

– “I stop to die if I had a good word”
― Voltaire

– “The art of government consists in taking as much money as possible to a class of citizens to give to another”
― Voltaire

– “As is the abuse of despotism of the monarchy, anarchy is the abuse of democracy”
― Voltaire

– “When the mob gets involved in reasoning, all is lost”
― Voltaire

“Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part I read only to please myself and like only what suits my taste.”
― Voltaire, Candide

“Dare to think for yourself.”
― Voltaire

“Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day.”
― Voltaire