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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
The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it.Voltaire
Superstition sets the whole world in flames; philosophy quenches them.Voltaire
michaelj72 added Beware of the words, internal security, for they are the eternal cry of the oppressor.
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.Voltaire
The history of human opinion is scarcely anything more than the history of human errors.Voltaire
Men argue, nature acts.Voltaire
May God defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies.Voltaire
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.Voltaire
Men who are occupied in the restoration of health to other men, by the joint exertion of skill and humanity, are above all the great of the earth. They even partake of divinity, since to preserve and renew is almost as noble as to create.Voltaire
God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best.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
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.Voltaire