Voltaire Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Voltaire quotes, Voltaire sayings, and Voltaire proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her. But once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game. Voltaire
Don't think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money. Voltaire
When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion. Voltaire
We are rarely proud when we are alone. Voltaire
The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great. Voltaire
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. Voltaire
The passions are the winds which fill the sails of the vessel; they sink it at times, but without them it would be impossible to make way. Voltaire
Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do. Voltaire
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere. Voltaire
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. Voltaire
With great power comes great responsibility. Voltaire
Tears are the silent language of grief. Voltaire
History is filled with the sound of silken slippers going downstairs and wooden shoes coming up. Voltaire
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. Voltaire
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too Voltaire
All the citizens of a state cannot be equally powerful, but they may be equally free. Voltaire
All people are equal, it is not birth, it is virtue alone that makes the difference. Voltaire
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. Voltaire
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time. Voltaire
Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable. Voltaire
Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one thing too exclusively. Voltaire
Beauty pleases the eyes only; Sweetness of disposition charms the soul. Voltaire
The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death. Voltaire
If you have two religions in your land, the two will cut each other's throats; but if you have thirty religions, they dwell in peace. Voltaire
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. Voltaire
What is tolerance?--it is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly--that is the first law of nature. Voltaire
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy. Voltaire
Every abuse ought to be reformed, unless the reform is more dangerous than the abuse itself. Voltaire
Tears are the silent language of grief. Voltaire
The best is the enemy of the good. Voltaire