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More about Voltaire

“I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.”

“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.” 

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” 

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” 

“?Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” 

“Common sense is not so common.” 

“Love truth, but pardon error.” 

“God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.” 

“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.” 

“Now, now my good man, this is no time to be making enemies.” (Voltaire on his deathbed in response to a priest asking him that he renounce Satan.)” 

“It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.” 

“The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.” 

“God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.” 

“Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one.” 

“Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.” 

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” 

“Ice-cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.”