Quotations by Author

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist [more author details]
<- Previous Page Showing quotations 31 to 43 of 43 total
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.
[info][add][mail][note]
Voltaire
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
[info][add][mail][note]
Voltaire
You despise books; you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence; but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
[info][add][mail][note]
Voltaire
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
[info][add][mail][note]
Voltaire, (attributed)
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
[info][add][mail][note]
Voltaire, (Attributed); originated in "The Friends of Voltaire", 1906, by S. G. Tallentyre (Evelyn Beatrice Hall)
Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.
[info][add][mail][note]
Voltaire, Candide, 1759
There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts.
[info][add][mail][note]
Voltaire, Dialogue, XIV, "Le Chapon et la Poularde" (1766)
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
[info][add][mail][note]
Voltaire, Discours en vers sur l'homme, 1737
This agglomeration which was called and which still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire.
[info][add][mail][note]
Voltaire, Essai sur l'histoire generale et sur les moeurs et l'espirit des nations, 1756, Chapter 70
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too.
[info][add][mail][note]
Voltaire, Essay on Tolerance
The man who leaves money to charity in his will is only giving away what no longer belongs to him.
[info][add][mail][note]
Voltaire, Letter (1769)
When we hear news we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.
[info][add][mail][note]
Voltaire, letter to Le Comte d'Argental, August 28, 1760
Monsieur l'abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write.
[info][add][mail][note]
Voltaire, letter to M. le Riche, February 6, 1770

- 66 Quotations in other collections
- We have 1 book review related to Voltaire.
- Search for Voltaire at Amazon.com

Showing quotations 31 to 43 of 43 total.
[Previous Page]  
<- Previous Page Showing quotations 31 to 43 of 43 total
Previous Author: Craig Volk Next Author: Johann von Neumann
Return to Author List
Browse our complete list of 3441 authors by last name:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z