Voltaire Quotes

Voltaire Quotes: It is not the answers you give, but the questions you ask.
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Voltaire Quote: Inspiration: A peculiar effect of divine flatulence emitted by the Holy Spirit which hisses into the ears of a few chosen of God.
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Quotes about Voltaire: Man is free the moment he wants to be.
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Quote about Voltaire: We all look for happiness, but without knowing where to find it: like drunkards who look for their house, knowing dimly that they have one
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Voltaire Sayings: It is impossible to translate poetry. Can you translate music?
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Voltaire Saying: This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it.
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Sayings about Voltaire: The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.
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Saying about Voltaire: It has taken seas of blood to drown the idol of despotism, but the English do not think they bought their laws too dearly.
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Voltaire Quotes: If you wish to obtain a great name or to found an establishment, be completely mad; but be sure that your madness corresponds with the turn and temper of your age.
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Voltaire Quote: Every sensible man, every honest man, must hold the Christian sect in horror. But what shall we substitute in its place? you say. What? A ferocious animal has sucked the blood of my relatives. I tell you to rid yourselves of this beast, and you ask me what you shall put in its place ?
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Quotes about Voltaire: The only way to see the value of a play is to see it acted.
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Quote about Voltaire: Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning! It is indeed by so doing that we can say the letter kills and the spirit gives life.
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Voltaire Sayings: If you wish to converse with me, define your terms.
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Voltaire Saying: Now, you receive all your ideas; therefore you receive your wish, you wish therefore necessarily. The word
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Sayings about Voltaire: Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.
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Saying about Voltaire: It is the poverty connected with our species which subordinates one man to another. It is not inequality which is the real misfortune, it is dependence.
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Voltaire Quotes: Never having been able to succeed in the world, he took his revenge by speaking ill of it.
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Voltaire Quote: Life is bristling with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to cultivate one's garden.
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