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Read through the most famous quotes from Voltaire

Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part I read only to please myself and like only what suits my taste.

— Voltaire

#books #fame #independent-thought #judgment #opinions

Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.

— Voltaire

#dancing #reading #dance

‎Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.

— Voltaire


It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

— Voltaire

#forbidden #kill #large #large numbers #numbers

Common sense is not so common.

— Voltaire

#common #common sense #sense

Love truth, but pardon error.

— Voltaire


Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.

— Voltaire

#man #questions #thinking #man

The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.

— Voltaire

#self-knowledge #wisdom #wisdom

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it." (Letter to Étienne Noël Damilaville, May 16, 1767)

— Voltaire

#humor #prayers #religion #ridicule #satire

Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.

— Voltaire

#atheism #atrocities #barbarity #injustice #religion

About Voltaire

Did you know about Voltaire?

He broke from the tradition of narrating diplomatic and military events and emphasized customs social history and achievements in the arts and sciences. Fearing an indefinite prison sentence Voltaire suggested that he be exiled to England as an alternative punishment which the French authorities accepted. Nevertheless he continued to write producing essays and historical studies.

[clarification needed] As a satirical polemicist he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance religious dogma and the French institutions of his day. Voltaire was a versatile writer producing works in almost every literary form including plays poems novels essays and historical and scientific works. swa ma.

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