Voltaire Quotes on Vice & Virtue (12 Quotes)


    Our labour preserves us from three great evils -- weariness, vice, and want.

    It is amusing that a virtue is made of the vice of chastity and it's a pretty odd sort of chastity at that, which leads men straight into the sin of Onan, and girls to the waning of their color

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

    It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.

    What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.


    'I have no more than twenty acres of ground,' he replied, 'the whole of which I cultivate myself with the help of my children and our labor keeps off from us the three great evils - boredom, vice, and want.'

    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.

    Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.

    Work banishes those three great evils boredom, vice and poverty.

    Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need

    Work keeps us from three great evils, boredom, vice and need.

    Work keeps at bay three great evils Boredom, vice, and need.


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