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A list of the best Voltaire quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Voltaire quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Voltaire quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Voltaire should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Voltaire quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.
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I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.Voltaire
Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers.Voltaire
MichaelMcLaughlin added “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”- voltaire
Common sense is not so common.Voltaire
It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.Voltaire
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.Voltaire
Every man is the creature of the age in which he lives; very few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time.Voltaire
Prejudices are what fools use for reason.Voltaire
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.Voltaire
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.Voltaire
When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.Voltaire
In my life, I have prayed but one prayer: oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.Voltaire
Work banishes those three great evils: boredom, vice and poverty.Voltaire
All people are equal, it is not birth, it is virtue alone that makes the difference.Voltaire
God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best.Voltaire
“God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh”Voltaire
Superstition sets the whole world in flames; philosophy quenches them.Voltaire
If there were only one religion in England there would be danger of despotism, if there were two, they would cut each other's throats, but there are thirty, and they live in peace and happiness.Voltaire
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.Voltaire
Work is often the father of pleasure.Voltaire
It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.Voltaire