Voltaire Quotes - Page 2
The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly can pay for the benefit of the other third.
The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in.
Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.
Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument.
Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults of those beloved. He has wings, he comes quickly and flies away the same.
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape.
It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.