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

  • It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.
    (Voltaire)

  • Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
    (Voltaire)

  • Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
    (Voltaire)

  • If this is the best of possible worlds ... what then are the others.
    (Voltaire)


  • It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
    (Voltaire)

  • We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest.
    (Voltaire)

  • Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
    (Voltaire)

  • I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.
    (Voltaire)

  • Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors; but they are seldom or ever inventors.
    (Voltaire)

  • Once the people begin to reason, all is lost.
    (Voltaire)

  • Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
    (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)

  • The first step, my son, which one makes in the world, is the one on which depends the rest of our days.
    (Voltaire)

  • Minds differ still more than faces.
    (Voltaire)


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