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.

To succeed in this world, it is not enough to be stupid, you must be well-mannered. Voltaire
Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die. Voltaire
Illusion is the first of all pleasures. Voltaire
One day everything will be well, that is our hope. Everything's fine today, that is our illusion. Voltaire
In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation. Voltaire
Present opportunities are not to be neglected; they rarely visit us twice. Voltaire
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts. Voltaire
Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare. Voltaire
Dress changes the manners. Voltaire
The secret of being boring is to say everything. Voltaire
To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire
The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood. Voltaire
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. Voltaire
It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one. Voltaire
Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it. Voltaire
So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men. Voltaire
Labor rids us of three great evils poverty, vice, and boredom. Voltaire
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. Voltaire
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. Voltaire
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. Voltaire
Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes. Voltaire
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered. Voltaire
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. Voltaire
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them. Voltaire
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. Voltaire
Tears are the silent language of grief. Voltaire
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong. Voltaire
The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it. Voltaire
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy. Voltaire
Present opportunities are not to be neglected; they rarely visit us twice. Voltaire