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  • But nothing is more estimable than a physician who, having studied nature from his youth, knows the properties of the human body, the diseases which assail it, the remedies which will benefit it, exercises his art with caution, and pays equal attention to the rich and the poor.
    (Voltaire)

  • Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
    (Voltaire)

  • He who thinks himself wise, O heavens is a great fool.
    (Voltaire)

  • Men argue nature acts.
    (Voltaire)

  • Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.
    (Voltaire)


  • Paradise is where I am.
    (Voltaire)

  • This is the happiest of mortals, for he is above everything he possesses.
    (Voltaire)

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

  • ... it would be very singular that all nature, all the planets, should obey eternal laws, and that there should be a little animal five feet high, who, in contempt of these laws, could act as he pleased, solely according to his caprice.
    (Voltaire)

  • The Pope is an idol whose hands are tied and whose feet are kissed.
    (Voltaire)

  • The atheists are for the most part impudent and misguided scholars who reason badly, and who, not being able to understand the Creation, the origin of evil, and other difficulties, have recourse to the hypothesis of the eternity of things and of inev
    (Voltaire)

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

  • Doubt is a not a pleasant mental state, but certainty is a ridiculous one.
    (Voltaire)

  • I should stop myself from dying if a good joke or a good idea occurred to me
    (Voltaire)

  • Four thousand volumes of metaphysics will not teach us what the soul is.
    (Voltaire)


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