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.'

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
Independence in the end is the fruit of injustice. Voltaire
Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities. Voltaire
Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors. Voltaire
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. Voltaire
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference. Voltaire
When it is a question of money. everybody is of the same religion. Voltaire
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
All kinds are good except the kind that bores you. Voltaire
Let us read and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world. Voltaire
It is not more surprising to be born twice than once everything in nature is resurrection. Voltaire
Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one thing too exclusively. Voltaire
Self-love is the instrument of our preservation. Voltaire
It is the characteristic of the most stringent censorships that they give credibility to the opinions they attack. 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
A witty saying proves nothing. Voltaire
I know of no great souls except those who have rendered great services to the human race. Voltaire