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.

As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities. Voltaire
Let us cultivate our garden. Voltaire
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts. Voltaire
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. Voltaire
Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do. Voltaire
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. Voltaire
Every one goes astray, but the least imprudent are they who repent the soonest. Voltaire
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. Voltaire
The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force. Voltaire
It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love. Voltaire
Tears are the silent language of grief. Voltaire
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. Voltaire
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. Voltaire
There are two things for which animals are to be envied: they know nothing of future evils, or of what people say about them. Voltaire
A woman can keep one secret - the secret of her age. Voltaire
Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause. Voltaire
All the citizens of a state cannot be equally powerful, but they may be equally free. Voltaire
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. Voltaire
We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest. Voltaire
I know of no great men except those who have rendered great service to the human race. Voltaire
We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard. Voltaire
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. Voltaire
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities. Voltaire
To the wicked, everything serves as pretext. Voltaire
Prejudices are what fools use for reason. Voltaire
Prejudice is opinion without judgement. Voltaire
Prejudices are what rule the vulgar crowd. Voltaire
The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself. Voltaire
Injustice in the end produces independence. Voltaire
I know of no great man except those who have rendered great services to the human race. Voltaire