Voltaire Quotes - Page 2
The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work.
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.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
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.