Voltaire Quotes

The secret of being a bore is to tell everything. Voltaire

Doctors are men who prescribe medicine of which they know little to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of which they know nothing. Voltaire

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. Voltaire

To succeed in chaining the crowd you must seem to wear the same fetters. Voltaire

Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one thing too exclusively. Voltaire

Prejudice is opinion without judgement. Voltaire

Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need. Voltaire

They (the British) are like their own beer; froth on top, dregs at bottom, the middle excellent. Voltaire

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. Voltaire

Let us read and let us dance – two amusements that will never do any harm to the world. Voltaire

Illusion is the first of all pleasures. Voltaire

It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one. Voltaire

I know of no great men except those who have rendered great service to the human race. Voltaire

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung. Voltaire

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy; the mad daughter of a wise mother. Voltaire

It is lamentable that to be a good patriot we must become the enemy of the rest of mankind. Voltaire

It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge. Voltaire

I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age. Voltaire

When he who hears does not know what he who speaks means, and when he who speaks does not know what he himself means, that is philosophy. Voltaire

Self-love is the instrument of our preservation. Voltaire

We never live; we are always in the expectation of living. Voltaire

Tears are the silent language of grief. Voltaire