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.

What a heavy burden is a name that has too soon become famous. Voltaire
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. Voltaire
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung. Voltaire
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered. Voltaire
The more often a stupidity is repeated, the more it gets the appearance of wisdom. Voltaire
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. Voltaire
It must be slow, for I have been drinking it for sixty-five years and I am not yet dead. Voltaire
Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes. Voltaire
A woman can keep one secret-the secret of her age. Voltaire
In this best of possible worlds...all is for the best. Voltaire