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Top 10 Voltaire Quotations

top 10 quotations by Voltaire

François-Marie Arouet, known by his pen name Voltaire (1694–1778), was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher. Celebrated for his wit, satire, and defense of civil liberties, including freedom of religion and free trade, Voltaire was an unrelenting critic of institutionalized religious dogma and tyranny. His most renowned works include 'Candide', a satirical novella, and 'Dictionnaire Philosophique', a philosophical dictionary that encapsulates his critiques on Christianity, the irrationality of human beliefs, and the corrupt nature of power. Voltaire's advocacy for freedom of speech and criticism of major institutions made him a controversial figure in his time.

"If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him." Voltaire

"Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers." Voltaire

"It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire

"Common sense is not so common." Voltaire

"The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease." Voltaire

"The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood." Voltaire

"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire

"Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do." Voltaire

"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd." Voltaire

"All is for the best, in the best of all possible worlds." Voltaire

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