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Voltaire Quotes on God (16 Quotes)


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  • God has punished the knave, and the devil has drowned the rest.
    (Voltaire, "Candide")

  • Virtue is everywhere the same, because it comes from God, while everything else is of men.
    (Voltaire)

  • God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best.
    (Voltaire)

  • Your destiny is that of a man, and your vows those of a god.
    (Voltaire)

  • If there were no God, it would have been necessary to invent him.
    (Voltaire)


  • God is always on the side of the heaviest battalions.
    (Voltaire)

  • It is said that God is always on the side of the heaviest battalions. On dit que Dieu est toujours pour les gros bataillons.
    (Voltaire)

  • To believe in God is impossible - to not believe in Him is absurd.
    (Voltaire)

  • I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.
    (Voltaire)

  • God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
    (Voltaire)

  • If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent him.
    (Voltaire)

  • I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.
    (Voltaire)

  • All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.
    (Voltaire)

  • The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence.
    (Voltaire)

  • To believe in God is impossible not to believe in Him is absurd.
    (Voltaire)


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